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December 3, 1919 



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NEW YORK. DECEMBER 3. 1919 



VOLUME UCVH— No. 41 
Price. Fifteen Cents, 16, M a Tear 




FINN AND HE1MAN INCLUDED 

San Fjujtcisco, CaU, I>ec. 1. — A sad- 
den rise In Orpheum stock, which ad- 
-vanced f rom $10 to ?30 during the past 
two weeks on the San rFanciseo Stock 
Exchange has brought- forth the fact 
-that a new deal has been' made for a 
big expansion of the Orpheum Circuit. 

This step was taken after the deal 
had fallen through by which the Or- 
pheum was to purchase all the houses 
of Alexander- Pantaeee. ' Dlckerings 
over this transaction finally resulted In 
nothing. ;-.-"' ■ ; 

Under the new scheme, the Orpheum 
plans to take -over the houses in the 
middle-West, South- and. East, that 
have, heretofore, independently booked 
acts of Orpheum calibre,' ' 

The deal runs into $10,000,000. It 
embraces between thirty and fifty new 
theatres which vrill practically double 
the size of the present Orpheum Cir- 
cuit It was completed last rFiday. j 

When asked by 'the .Clipper for 
further details of this deal, Martin 
Beck, director general of the Orpheum 
Circuit, gave out the following state- 
ment: ; . '..*. .. 

"The '40 or more vaudeville theatres 
operated in the West, middle West and 
South by the Orpheum syndicate and 
allied interests, are to he'eombined into 
one company -under the corporate name 
of Orpheum .Circuit, Consolidated. 

"These theatres are the principal 
vaudeville ihonses in such representa- 
tive cities as Chicago, St: 'Louis, Kan- 
sas City, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mem- 
phis, N»w ; Orleans, Denver, San Fran- 
cisco, ' Los i" Angeles, Seattle and Im- 
portant cities in 'Western- Canada. 

"Martin Beck and M. . My erf i eld, Jr. 
represent the controlling interests. The 
former is to 'become president and ma- ' 
naging director of the new company. 
Mr. Beck is to-day the dominant Igrire 
in the American vaudeville Industrie. 

"A 'puWic . offering will be made 
some time in January. The securities 
have been underwritten by'the Central 
Trust company, of Chicago, and Rich- 
ardson, Hill :& Company, of BoBton." 

Mr. Beck admitted that this consoli- 
dation Included the Fish and Helman 
houses. When asked if the Interstate 
Circuit was inclnkled, he replied in the 
negative, saying that the Orpheum was 
not taking it over, but has a booking 
arrangement with it. He also said that 
several, other small circuits were in- 
cluded.". "-.. '. ,;..". ,/. ...v.. '-: . , 

Heretofore, the Orpheum theatres 
have been split into twenty controlling 
corporations, ; of all wnlcn"'Beck'^has 
been the head. - AU these corporations 
have now been consolidated into one 



CASTING GRACE LA RUE PLAY 

John Golden has begun casting for a 
new play which he will have ready for 
showing immediately after the Holi- 
days. Its present title is "The Wonder- 
ful Workshop," but this probably will 
be changed Hale Hamilton and Grace 
La Rue are' the two principals already 
signed --:;:::•- 

This piece was tried out on the coast 
this" Summer when' Miss La Rue was 
playing vaudeville there and she de- 
monsrated the possession of dramatic 
ability heretofore unsuspected It was 
said at the time that "she had an in- 
terest in the piece. 



HOLD AUCTION IN BIJOU 
The Bijou, in. .West Forty-Fifth 
Street, which houses Barney Bernard 

in "His Honor, Abe Potash", was used 
for ah auction of paintings, decorations 
and art 'objects' conducted by Augustus 
W- Clark, 5 West Forty-Fourth Street 
The affair was conducted In the pre- 
scribed fashion except that there were 
additions and innovations made pos- 
sible by the use of theatrical properties. 
The stage held. a special set a wall of 
red cloth, against which the various ob- 
jects put up for auction were placed to 
excellent advantage. The buyers sat 
out in the auditorium, -comfortably 
viewing each painting or piece of furni- 
ture as it was pnt up by Its number in 
the catalogue. Occasionally an espe- 
cially fine piece was presented,' or an 
object whose merits were too minute to 
be properly viewed from the distance, 
and then a spotlight was turned on. 
This was manipulated from the rear 
aisle by one of, the house electricians. 
It was axe admirable manner of exhibi- 
tion and both Auctioneer Clarke and 
others expressed pleasure with the in- 
novation. 



.. . PUNSANTT PREFERS PUPPETS 

Lbs Anoeues, .Nov. 28. — In a curtain 
. speech' made by Lord Dunsany , after 
. witnessing Will HolIIngsworth's pup 
pets in one of ' his lordship's plays, 
"The Tents of the Arabs;" the distin- 
guished English soldier-writer, declar- 
ed that puppets are In many respects 
better than actors. 

"They" are better .than real actors," 
he said, "because they are not victims 
of the .star system. On the zeal stage, 
actors 'seem- to be always acting even 
when they .are supposed, to be doing 
nothing. Ton will see some one quite 
out of the action for the moment ac- 
cording to the play, sitting there at the 
back of the stage and acting, and act- 
ing, I suppose with the hope that some 
day they will become a star. ' Puppets 
don't - do that They are charming. 
And yet what has ever been done for 
them? Yon never heard of a puppet's 
being knighted in his old age as some 
actors are. I wonder why?" 



LOEW OPENS DALLAS HOUSE 

XXuxas, Tex.. Nov. 28.— The Hippo- 
drome opened here this week under the 
- Marcus ixxrw management and Is doing 
'.very good business. ■' Hal. G. Nbrfleet 
remains the manager. The opening bill 
is headed by Phil Adams In the "OwL" 

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Court Confirms Report 



of White Rats Inquiry 



Goldie Pcmberton's Attorney Ssys He Wn Now Start A 
For Recovery of Monies Said to Have . 

Diverted 






The report and findings of Referee 
Lewis Schuldenfrei, appointed to con- 
duct the White Rats Investigation In- 
stituted In the Supreme Court by 
Goldie Pemberton, in 1917, were con- 
firmed on Monday of this week by 
Justice Richard H. Mitchell in the fol- 
lowing formal decision filed in the 
County Clerk's office: 

"After a careful reading of all .the 
testimony and proofs submitted to the 
Referee, I am of the opinion that the 
Referee's report should be confirmed 
'Submit proposed final order In accord- 
ance therewith." 

When informed of Justice Mitchell's 
decision by a Clipper reporter late on 
.Monday afternoon, Alvin T. Sapinsky, 
attorney for. 'Miss Pemberton stated 
that .he wouW submit' a final degree 
for Judge 'Mitchell's signature by the 
end of this week. The proposed decree, 
according to Sapinsky, will not only 
embody the report and findings of the 
Referee, but will also contain a tabulat- 
ed statement of the moneys declared by 
the- referee to have, been "diverted" by 
some of the respondents. ,-' 

Following the signing of the final 
order, by Justice Mitchell, Sapinsky de- 
clared he will begin actions against 
various individuals who were connect- 
ed in an official capacity with the 
White Rats for the recovery of the a- 
. mounts declared to have been diverted. 

The investigation Instituted by Goldie 
. Pemberton was begun October 15, 1917, 
..that being the day on which the hear- 
ings commenced before Referee Schul- 
denfrei. Her formal application for 
the investigation was made in the Su- 
preme Court and granted in May, 1017. 
The hearings before the referee ex- 
tended over a period that ended Jan. 
3, 1919. On that day, the taking of 
testimony ceased and both sides, Joseph 
J. Myers representing the White Bats, 
were granted time in which to submit 
briefs setting forth their respective 
sides to the controversy. The testimony 
taken before the referee was spread 
over 916 typewritten pages and, in ad- 
dition, there was a voluminous quantity 
of exhibits need in the evidence. 

Referee Scbuldenfrei's findings and 
report were filed in the Supreme Court 
May 80, 1919, almost two years after 
the matter was first started Bis find- 
ings were favorable to the allegations 
made by Goldie Pemberton in her appli- 
cation for an investigation. Exceptions 
to the Referee's report were filed by 
Myers on June 2, last 

The original order appointing a re- 
feree provided that a summary of the 
assets and liabilities of the White Hats 
organization be filed The figures given 
as of June 1, 1917 were, assets $117,- 
571.80 ; liabilities, $72,35035. ; 



The following- persons were mention- 
ed as being directors of the White Rata 
organization at . the time of Goldie 
Pemberton's application for an investi- 
gation and were designated as respond- 
ents in the formal petition : Fred NIblov 
Frank North, Sam Morton, Ernest 
Carr, Junie -McOree, Johnny Bell, 
George E. Delmore, Frank Herbert 
James' F. Dolan, Otto Stelnert, Barry 
Connors, Jim- Marco, 'Theodore Bab- 
cock, Robert H. Hodge, Edward Archer, 
Will P. Conly, Joe Blrnes, James Green- 
field, Victor P. Wormwood, ■ Arthur 
Williams. 

The officers mentioned were James 
William Fitzpatrick, Edward Clark and 
Harry Mountfbrd, president, vice-presi- 
dent and International Executive and 
secretary-treasurer, : respectively. 

BAN ON SUNDAY SHOWS LIFTED 
Akron, Ohio, Nov. 29. — The ban on> 
Sunday performances of . legitimate at- 
tractions has been lifted here. Sunday 
motion pictures have always been al- 
lowed. ... 

As a result of the lifting of the ban r 
the Pauline McLean Players are pre- 
senting a weekly bill at Feiber and* 
Shea's Music Hall. Last Sunday, the 
De Feo Grand Opera Company gave a 
performance there. 

Mayor I. S.- Meyers has as yet not 
made any attempt to prevent the Son- 
day shows, but.it is not known In 
which light Mayor-elect William Laub. 
who assumes office on January Kb, 
looks on the Sunday proposition. 

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MILLER-BATES OPENING SET 
Baltimore Md., Nov. - 29. — Henry 
Miller and Blanche Bates are to be 
seen in a new play called "The Famous 
Mrs. Fair," in which they will be co- 
starred. The play opens here on De- 
cember 15th, and will come to New 
York later. 



MAUDE ADAMS IMPROVED 
Maude Adams, It was learned last 
week, is well on the road to recovery 
from her recent breakdown. If is not 
expected, however, that she will be able 
to resume work this season. She was 
originally booked to ' appear again in 
"A Kiss for Cinderella". 



AKRON GETS NEW HOUSE 

Akboh, Ohio, - Not. 28.— A new 
theatre is to be built at the earner of 
Prospect and Market Streets here, to- 
gether- with a hotel, at a cost of 

$2,500,000 by the Akron -Prospect Cor- 
poration, recently organised. The bouse 
will have a seating capacity of 3000 
and win be able to nook soy form of 
attraction. Its policy will be legitimate 
and motion 



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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 3. 1919 



Equity Votes to Take Firm 

Stand Against Sunday Shows. 

Member. Pass Resolution to Send Lobby to Albany, Where Manager* 
Are About to Pot Through New 
Legislation 



By unanimous vote, recorded at the 
regular monthly meeting held In the 
Grand Ball Boom of the Hotel Astor 
Sunday afternoon, the Acton Equity 
Association instructed its council to 
take immediate- steps to send a lobby to 
Albany to -work against the prospective 
passage of a law that would make Sun- 
day dramatic and musical performan- 
ces legal. The vote was put on the 
motion of Harry Mestayer, and second- 
ed by Everett Butterfield, after a dis- 
cussion in which it was brought out 
that it was the purpose of the produc- 
ing Managers Association to attempt to 
have such a statute enacted at the 
coming session of the State Legislature. 

Meatayer's motion followed one by 
John Emerson, who put a lengthy and 
an especially prepared resolution be- 
fore the meeting to have Equity go on 
official record as against Sunday per* 
. fonnances or any nature. This , also, 

WAS voted unanimously in the affir- 
mative. 

.The meeting was called to order 
about 3.00 o'clock with a short address 
by Francis Wilson, who presided. 
Blanche King was introduced as the 
new President of Chorus Equity and 
Frank Bacon followed with a short 
speech . 

Mr. Wilson then took up the unfin- 
ished business of the previous meeting 
and spoke at length on the two eub- 
Jects of importance that were then 
before the body, the building of a new 
theatre and the establishing of a book- 
ing agency for artists. As both of these 
projects still are in a prospective stage, 
however, they were laid on the table 
for future action. 

The subject of outside politics was 
then considered, with discussion rather 
heated because of Equity's recent activi- 
ties in this sphere. Explanations were 
in order from the chair and be manie 
it clear- why Equity hat thrown Its 
support' to Xrvin Untermeyer in the 
municipal elections. He explained that 
it clear why Equity had thrown its 
meyer on the principal of remembering 
those who remember you, but, he added, 
it was the purpose in the future to keep 
strictly out of polities. 

With the business completed to this 
point, Everett Butterfield took the 
floor and made a speaen against Sun- 
day performances. John Emerson fol- 
lowed him, prefacing his remarks with 
the statement that he had come pre- 
pared for Just this subject and had a 
resolution to offer affecting it He 
then read at length In the matter, his 
script covering detailed points, and con- 
cluded by patting it in the form of a 
motion. Butterfield seconded it 

In the discussion on the "uqestion," 
however, Harry Mestayer obtained the 
floor and it was his statements that- 
caused the original motion to he tempo- 
rarily side-tracked and the one instruct- 
ing the council to send a lobby to Al- 
bany to be given first consideration. . ._- 

Mr. Mestayer said that he had 
learned from reliable sources that a 
committee of the Producing Managers 
Associations had the matter of legisla- 
tion favorable to Sunday performances 
now before a number of Assemblymen 
and that unless Equity established its 
own publicity bureau and lobby on it, 
the law very likely would become legal 
by Spring. He said that the actors did 
hot want Sunday performances, no mat- 
ter what extra sums they got paid for 
them, and that the probability of their 
getting paid for them even would be- 
come nil after a time, when the man- 



agers finally would stop the Wednes- 
day matinees entirely and Include Sun- 
day night performances in Equity con- 
tracts instead, 

Discussion here brought out points 
in Mr. Bmerson's resolution. He made 
it dear that, according to his interpre- 
tation and to the one set on it by Mr. 
Rubin, Equity attorney, contracts sigrTT 
ed in the future would by his resolu- 
tion eliminate Sunday as e contract 
Turner, Equity attorney, contracts sign- 
clnded in the Equity contract as the 
limit for a -week with all others paid 
for pro rata ; but a clause in Mr. Em- 
erson's resolution would eliminate Sun- 
day performances altogether aim, con- 
sequently, the transferring of a play 
date from Wednesday matinee, or its 
transfer from any other afternoon or 
evening of the week, thereby ""Mug it 
Include Sunday night, would be the 
cause for arbitration and, if necessary, 
the absolute refusal on the .part of the 
Association, to permit it 

With this question settled, Mestayer 
continued. He gave as his chief reason 
for desiring a lobby at Albany, that 
the managers would hare one there. 
Secondly, he said that he had been re- 
liably informed that one of the reasons 
for the quick settlement of the actors* 
strike, when finely negotiations to that 
end did come about, that the American 
federation of Labor had used as one 
of tts potent argnments with the man- 
agers that, unless they gave in to the 
demands of the actors, that the Fed- 
eration would oppose legislation for 
Sunday performances. The Inference 
he drew, therefore, was that now 
the national labor body would throw 
its support to the managers in their 
coming campaign at Albany. 

This angle, while it was decried from 
the chair and by members of the coun- 
cil present, nevertheless had an im- 
pressive effect. 

Closing his remarks, Mestayer put 
the motion that the Equity council be 
instructed to send two or more of its 
members to the state capltol to be on 
the ground to combat the managers' in- 
fluence, and, with Butterfield second- 
ing, it was passed without a dissenting 
vote. 

Mr. Emerson's motion, which had 
been withdrawn in the meantime, tem- 
porarily, then was token up and be 
read it again to its entirety. He ex- 
plained it clause by clause, calling on 
Turner, who was present to substanti- 
ate him in several instances that be- 
came debatable. The resolution stands 
against Sunday performances in all 
localities where they are not legal, 
but countenances them in cities where 
they are sanctioned by law and public 
opinion, such as Detroit, Chicago, Cin- 
cinnati and throughout the West. 

In the event of legislation being en- 
acted to permit Sunday performances 
in Naw xbzk and in the restricted 
Cities of the East, the eight -perform- 
since a week clause now holding in all 
Equity contracts would be changed, or 
an amendment made, to eliminate 
Sunday as a playing day. this would 
be a move. Mr. Emerson explained, to 
eliminate Sunday in all parts of the 
country as a playing day and would 
serve as propaganda to the end that 
the actor eventually would have his 
day of rest), like every laborer. None 
of the Important stars, he said, now 
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"lOSS MJ1UONS " LOOKS GOOD 
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 28. — Miss 
Millions, with. Vaili Valll and an ex- 
ceptional cast, opened at the Playhouse 
here this week to ■ an instantaneous 
and well deserved success. The pro- 
duction, of which it. H. Burnskle, of 
the Hippodrome, is responsible for the 
book, anl Raymond Hubbell for the 
lyrics, was staged in a most sumptu- 
ous manner and gave rare opportunity 
for Valll Valll to display her talents. 

In point of scenery and H g h ti T^ ef- 
fects, as well as lavish costuming, the 
production was aa near artistically per- 
fect as possible, especially was this true 
of the third act., representing a form 
scene, the performance being held up 
for nearly five minutes by the up- 
roarious applause as the vista was re- 
vealed. 

The first act, set in a New York 
tea room, and the second, in the re- 
ception room of a Fifth Avenue man- 
sion, were also very weU done. 

AMy supporting Valll Valll were, 
among others, Louise Mackintosh Vera 
Bosander, Cissie Seweli, Carrie Reyn- 
olds Bapley Holmes, Clayton White, 
Vinton Freedley, William Burress, 
Lewis Sloden, John Hendricks, and 
'Prank Farrlngton. 

Mr. Hubbell has provided a score 
which contains some numbers which 
are bound to rise to. popularity as they 
become known. Especially is this true 
of a duet by Vaili Valll and Mr. Freed- 
ley, "I'm In Love With You." the 
strains of which run through the en- 
tire score and which was whistled! and 
hummed by the audience on leaving the 
theatre. A most catchy arrangement, 
a rural song and dance number In the 
second act brought down the house, and 
a quartette, "Dreams," by Vaili Vaili, 
Miss Reynolds, Messrs. Holmes and 
White with descriptive interludes, 
proved a riot. The costuming of this 
.number was one of the hits, the gowns 
of Vaili Vaili, Miss Mackintosh and 
Miss Bosander were as handsome as 
have been seen here. 

Hubbell, assisted by Barnstoe, suit- 
ed at once to cut the production and 
have succeeded in eliminating non-es- 
sential sections and bringing the per- 
formance to a Broadway basis. They 
are assisted by Charles B. Dillingham, 
Al Erlanger, and Bruce Edwards. Hoi 
Cooper Megrue is also in this city a*, 
the guest of Hubbell, offering criticisms 
and suggestions. 

This Show played to $12,000. last 
week In Wilmington and Atlantic City. 
This week it is playing in Providence 
and, thus far, not only has Burnside 
been unable to find a theatre for it 
here, bnt" he also does not know where 
be is going to play next week, although 
road bookings for the show are 'not 
really worrying him. What he is con- 
cerned about, is his inability to bring 
toe show into New York, doubly SO now 
since its opening out of town on ac- 
count of the excellent notices the show 
has received. For, unless he manages 
to get the show housed here within the 

■ next week or two, it is quite probable 
that he will lose some of the important 
members of the cast 

The principals is the show have al- 
ready shown petulance over being 
forced to work on the road at this time, 
especially since most of them accepted 
engagements in the show with the un- 

— derstanding that they would be play- 
ing in New York within two weeks 
after it opened out of town. 

"Miss Millions" is Burnside's Initial 
production as a producing manager on 
his own hook, and it is said that the 
show cost him in the neighborhood of 
$35,000. Now that the chances of its 
being successful here appear to be good, 
bis many theatrical friends, Including 
Charles Dillingham, are trying to help 
him to bring the "show in. 



"MATT. HAS GOOD SONGS 

Boston, Mass., Dec. ti — A capacity 
audience greeted the initial perform- 
ance of "Joan of Arkansas" at the 
Majestic Theatre to-night The plot of 
this musical offering by Arthur Ham- 
merstein Is not new and, In some fea- 
tures, it reminds one of the theme of 
"Buddies." 

The music is tuneful, but not start- 
lingly ©rlginaL The settings are gorge- 
ous and In good taste. The chorus 
made the big hit of the show as every 
number is unusually attractive and at- 
tired in charming costumes. The moat 
catchy songs in the piece are "111 Say 
So" and "The Tired Business Man." 

The plot is about a little French 
girl, Toinette Fontaine, whose heart 
has been won by a A»nhfn g American 
soldier whom she helped nurse back to 
health. Bruce Nash, the soldier, loves 
the little French girl, but somehow, 
back in Arkansas, falls in love with 
Jean Summers,' and, when one sees 
Miss Anna Seymour in the part they 
don't blame him in the least. 

Jean, with her aunt, makes a trip to 
Trouville, not knowing It is the scene 
of the first romance of her nance. She 
finds to Telnette an old classmate. 
Bruce is in despair at the meeting of 
his two loves, but his old friend, 
Charlie Longford, comes to the rescue 
by falling in love with Jean and a 
whirlwind woeing results. 

Miss Seymour, as Jean, scored e dis- 
tinct success. Good comedy was fur- 
nished by Frank McConnack as the 
valet The cast also included Helen 
Ford, Julia Kelety, Bdonard Clannelll, 
Minnie' Milne, Joseph Barton and Ben 
Greeley. 



"SWEETHEART' OPENS JAN. 6 
"The Sweetheart Shop," the new 
musical show by Ann Caldwell and 
Hugo Felix, which Edgar MacGregor 
and William Moore Patch ere produc- 
ing, is scheduled to open In Atlantic 
City on January 6, is was learned early 
this week. 

Although all of the principals in the 
cast have practically been engaged, 
Harry K. Modton, erstwhile of bur- 
lesque, is the only one to be announced. 
Alfred Newman, "The boy pianist" 
has been engaged to direct the orches- 
tra for the production. 



NEWSPAPERMAN LOSES FATHER 
Arthur trngar, a theatrical news- 
paperman, lost his father, v.™*] Ungar, 
last week. The deceased was a retired 
whiskey distiller and was fifty-nine 
years old at the time of his death. 



BELLE BENNETT MAKES RECORD 

Saw Francisco, CaL, Nov. 29. — Belle 
Bennett picture star and stock lead- 
ing woman, has made quite a record 
for herself for consecutive work by fin- 
ishing her fifty-second consecutive week 
as leading lady with the Alcazar Flay- 
ers without missing a single perform- 
ance. Her first role with the company 
was in "Upstairs and Down" and at 
present she is doing "A Dol'ar Down.*' 



LEASES FRISCO HOUSE 

Sab Francisco. CaL, Nov. 29. — Sam 
B. Grossman, who has charge of the 
Yiddish Players, has leased the Savoy 
Theatre here and wIH give uree per- 
formances a week there with his com- 
pany. It is not known what be will 
fill the house with during the remain- 
der of the week. He has a twelve 
months' lease on the house. 



Chioaoo, I U. , (Nov. 29. — Fred. A 
Boy er is putting a permanent stock 
company into the Bijou Theatre at 
Jackson. Mich. He is selecting his cast 
from Chicago agencies. 



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December 3. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



Duponts Incorporate 

To Make Motion Pictures. 

Powder People Who Have, He*etafbra7cca*fias«i fam Aelmlie. to 

ControDmg Theatres, Now An Preparing to 

Compete With Manufacturer. 



yrnMXSQTOV, Del, Dec. 1.— A S10,- 
000,000 motion pacture company known 
as the Dopont Moving Picture Cor- 
poration, -wlU be Incorporated at Dover 
this week, according to Bernard Levy, 
a' New York promoter who la in the 
.city completing the preliminary ar- 
rangements. 

Levy says the new company will la- 
sue a eerlea of educational and fea- 
ture pictures to be produced In this 
city, a elte already having been select- 
ed. The company also plana to enter 
(the Industrial field, manufacturing 
the essential materials for the produc- 
tion of film work. 

The plant will extend over a large 
area. Just what Its location will be 
will be announced at a meeting of 
directors of the new company to be 
held In New York this yeek. There 
was a meeting here in the Dupont 
Bunding Saturday, hot no one would 
confirm what interest the Duponts had 
in the proposed new corporation. 

Assertions were made, however, that 
the company would be ready to enter 
the production field by early Summer 
and that several noted stars had been 
given tentative contracts. 

This Is the first announcement made 
that the Duponts had definitely entered 
the motion picture field. For a long 
time their, money has been. In photo- 
play ventures, pictures and theatres 
alike, but It has been bandied through 
representatives and, except as dis- 
closures have been made by the ap- 
pearance from time to time of Dupont 
associates on various boards of direc- 
tors, It all has oeen under cover. 

The powder people first entered the- 
atricals about eight years ago, when 
they built the Playhouse at Wilming- 
ton and placed it under the manage- 
ment of William A. Brady. This was 
more of a personal affair than a busi- 
ness venture, for it was meant to 
beautify the town and to give the resi- 
dents a first-class theatre, as they al- 
ready had a metropolitan hotel, also 
built by the Duponts. As the profits 
from the hotel got them interested in 
Oils line of investment, so the success 
of the theatre caused them to become 
more so, and eventually lead them in- 
to furnishing the huge amount at 
money they now have In theatricals. 

About two years ago; It was discov- 
ered that quite an amount of waste 
from their various powder plants was 
the almost identical Ingredients nec- 
essary In the manufacture of flhn. 

Through the retirement of Sigmund 
Lubln, the Philadelphia photoplay pro- 
ducer, from the field, the Duponts ac- 
quired the IiUbln plant and backed the 
McClure Publishing Company, as an 
experiment. 

The picture producing company it- 
self was a failure, but the powder peo- 
ple became satisfied that It was a field 
for investment and, consequently, took 
steps to operate In it on a large scale. 

The first development <was the dump- 
ing of money into the Famous Playere- 
Lasky Company, which, from the small 
beginning that Daniel Frohman and 
Jesse Leaky made, branched oat to be 
the world-embracing corporation it 
now is. Gradually, as it was discover- 
ed that toe production field was a hard 
one to control, with the possibility of 
anyone entering it wfco ha enough 
money to make one or two pictures. 



the control of theatres was then un- 
dertaken and the Rivoll and Bialto, in 
New York, were taken over. This waa 
followed quickly by the acquiring of 
theatres in other important cities, un- 
til ' now the Famous Players-Iaaky 
Company is entrenched in such a man- 
ner and Is so swiftly growing that it 
is giving grave concern to both inde- 
pendent producers . and all exhibitors 
throughout toe country. 

The powder people then turned their 
attention to small time vaudeville, 
with the result that Marcus Loew was 
approached and it is reported that they 
are behind the great expansion recent- 
ly made in that circuit They also tar- 
nished the money for the bnHdlng of 
toe Capitol Theatre. 

Equity Against Sunday Shows 

(Continued from Page 4) 
play on Sunday, anywhere, anyway. 
The explanation was received with ap- 
plause. 

Continuing, he explained that, by a 
clause at the close, Ins resolution did 
not affect those who play in vaude- 
ville, either in or outside of New York. 

This brought the question from a 
Mr. SlIvemaH as to Just what stand- 
ing an Equity member; temporarily 
playing hi vacdeville, had. He wanted 
to know If an Equity member, playing 
in toe two-a-day, would be backed up 
by Equity In any dispute that arose 
with the vaudeville managers. Paul 
Gilmore here took the floor and ex- 
plained that In such an instance 
Equity would do what it could to right 
any wrong, hut that no official action 
could be taken by the Association 
against the vaudeville people. 

Mr. Emerson then -brought his ex- 
planation to a close with the reading 
of the final clause which states that 
Equity Is not against Sunday perform- 
ances when they are given as benefits, 
either for individuals or for any char- 
ity. 

'With everyone seemingly satisfied, 
then, the motion was again seconded 
and passed. 

Another member then quickly arose, 
and. In a speech that waa frequently 
Interrupted, advocated Oat $1,000 be 
sent to the publicity bureau for the 
etisV c rs in the steel Industry. On Mr. 
Wilson's explanation that $250 already 
had been contributed to the treasury 
Of the union of Steel Workers, this 
waa voted down. The meeting "them 
adjourned. 

As an aftermath of the meeting, the 
complaints of Margaret Vail received 
a general airing among the departing 
members. Miss Vail, early in the ses- 
sion, arose to explain her position In 
the matter of the organization entering 
politics. 

At the meeting last month She at- 
tempted to have a resolution passed 
against such activities, but, she claims, 
she was steam-rollered out of it As 
a consequence, personalities have en- 
tered and she now insists that she Is 
entirely misunderstood. Her efforts 
to Interpret herself clearly were met 
with the same methods formerly used 
to quash her otion and, evidently, a 
number of those present agreed with 
her. She Insists she has an explana- 
tion to make and that she will bring 
the matter np at all- future meetings of 
the Association until she is heard. 



MAY SELL BIG CIRCUS 

It was rumored in several quarters 
last week that the two living Hlngling 
brothers, John and Charles, would 
operate the combined Rlngllng Bros, 
and Ba mum and Bailey shows only 
one more season. Both, It Is said, will 
then sell their Interests and retire 
from the game. 

John and Charles Rlngllng are the 
only two left at fire brothers who or- 
iginally were partners In the circus 
which bears their name, and, as both 
are said to believe they cannot proper- 
ly oversee the operation or tne olg out- 
fit, they will, it Is said, turn It over, 
with the rights to use both names, to 
whoever will pay the price. 

The Rlngllng brothers were circus 
men born. Any of them could do any- 
thing around a circus from driving a 
stake to posting a twenty-eight sheet. 
It waa their ability in every depart- 
ment and their dose attention to de- 
tail, the present survivors chum, that 
got them where they are, and now. 
with three brothers dead, It is beyond 
the powers of the two remaining to at- 
tend to affairs as they should. 

The circus will not be sacrificed. If 
anyone wants to buy it they will have 
to pay the price the controlere believe 
It Is worth. That probably will be an 
immense one, for it is said that the 
combined shows netted easily over 
?l,O0O,000 this 



"LADY Df RED" TO CLOSE 

John SlocunVs show, 'The Lady In 
(Red,", which has been on the road 
since early in the. season, playing all 
the time, it is claimed, to a profit, will 
be brought into town and closed be- 
fore the holidays. Unsatisfactory con- 
ditions on tour and the impossibility 
of obtaining consecutive bookings are 
given as the reasons. ' , 

The show will bestored pending the 
betterment of conditions, but the pres- 
ent cast will be .dismissed to permit 
the members to obtain other work if 
they wish. 



CHORUS GIRL KILLED 

Adele Freeman, a chorus girl, was 
fatally Injured in an automobile ac- 
cident just outside of .Springfield, 
Mass., late Thanksgiving night She 
died Monday In a hospital there. 

Miss Freeman until recently was a 
member of "The Magic Melody." She 
lived at No. S East Forty-Seventh 
Street this city. Late Monday after- 
noon, it was reported that Chorus 
Equity had taken temporary charge of 
the dead girl's affairs. 

"rlFlY-rlFIi" CsVpaM 
Instead of going on the road, as an- 
nounced, "Fifty-Fifty," which closed 
Saturday night at the Comedy Theatre, 
went to the storehouse. All the mem- 
bers of the cast were dismissed. It is 
the purpose of Barry Carroll and Har- 
old Atteridge, who recently were given 
a piece of the show for their services 
as doctors, to rewrite It, with the pros- 
pect of sending It on tour after the 
holidays. But when is goes out then, 
if it does, it will have an entirely dif- 
ferent cast from that which partici- 
pated in the New York run. 



"CHOW MAIN" REHEARSING 
Herman Timberg has begun rehears- 
als for his elaborated version of 
"Chicken Chow Main," which recently 
was In vaudeville as a tabloid, and 
which he will present as a musical 
comedy early in the new year. The cast 
so far engaged includes Flo Lewis and 
Jay Gould, Battle Darling, Pearl 
Eaton, Helen Birmingham, Gertrude 
Fitzgerald, George Mayo, Irving Irwin 
and Mabel Neff, a newcomer. It Is 
probable that Timberg will play a part 
In the piece also. 



MAY SUE PICKFORD AGAIN 

Cora Winkeniag, who lost a flOcV 
000 suit against Mary Plckford for 
commissions which, she alleged, were 
due her. Is reported to be contemplat- 
ing another suit She formerly sued on 
an express contract 

If she starts a second suit, however, 
it win be on the theory of "quantum 
emit," which, instead of asking for a 
specific amount asks for damages that 
would be a reasonable valuation of ser- 
vices rendered. The suit would, if In- 
stituted, come before the Federal 
Court 



ROAD MM FLOPS 

<3us Bin, mho was active several 
weeks ago in forming an association of 
road managers, has about given op the 
project in despair. At one time he had 
the New York contingent Used up, and 
then an official forming of the body was 
put off until the Chicago managers 
could he taken in. Though the Chicago 
crowd promised to send representa- 
tives to (New York to Join the organisa- 
tion, they so far have failed to do so, 
and now local enthusiasm has grown 
cold. 



HTXON SIGNS WITH SHUBERTS 

Hal Hlxon, the acrobatic dancer who 
appeared in the Ziegfeld "Frolic" 
snows atop the New Amsterdam nam 
four week* ego, when be left, ostensib- 
ly «s the result of an injury to bis 
neck, has signed a year's contract to 
appear hi Shobart wtwi shews. He 
Is scheduled to go Into a nsw Shnbert 
production, he says, that win be ready 
for presentation on the 24th 



"LINCOLN" A GAMBLE HERE 
Washihotoh, D. a, Dec. L— John 

Drlnkwster's "Abraham Lincoln," pre- 
sented last night at the Shubert-Gad- 
riek here for toe first time In Amer- 
ica, Is a production which Inspires 
doubts SB to Its ability to qualify as 
the production that London reports 
have credited It with being. Drink- 
water claims the production is his per- 
sonal representation of Lincoln, the 
man, but In presenting his portrait of 
the emancipator, he has taken too great 
liberty with historical incident He 
has, in fact quite overstepped the per- 
characters commit any number of Ms» 
cbadacters commit any number of his- 
torical anachronisms. 

The characterisations are also gen- 
erally loose and poorly drawn and bits 
of dialogue that possibly, psssed with- 
out challenge in London, fall tossHy 
on American ears. The play Is staged 
with considerable care as to the scenic 
appropriateness of the settings and the 
political trend of the timss is repre- 
sented with veracity. ■ 
. Frank MdGlynn has been east as 
Lincoln and he apparently fails to real- 
ise the full stature of the man he zap- 
resents physically. However, he as- 
sumes an appearance that wtU pass 
current most places. His delineation, 
though, was decidedly verbose. 

Albert Phillips made a fair General 
Grant and, though the rest of the ma- 
jor characters are badly drawn, the 
production is farther marred by the 
lntrodoctloh of oratorical prologues be- 
fore each act These are pedantic and 
stilted in language to the last degree 
and have little meaning to an audience. 
This feature is practically certain to 
be eliminated. 

There was a suspicion' in Washing- 
ton to night that Drinkwacer. instead 
of casting the play for American au- 
diences had practically left It intact so 
far as the dialogue and situations were 
co n cerned. It cans into play, however, 
a great deal of sectional "hokum," 
Which has a marked effect on audiences 
and this element is so strong that the 
play may register in spite of its glar- 
ing technical delinquencies. 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 3, 1919 



One Night Stand Towns 

Being Closed to Road Shows 

Long Jumps, Coal Shortage and Many Other Came*, All Combine 

to Making Rooting of Attractions Difficult 

If Not Impossible 



Cancellations of bookings in the South 
ha ve been going on at such a rate within 
the pest two weeks that now practically 
the entire territory below Richmond, 
Va., aoft extending directly across 
country to Phoenix, Ar.. is blanked on 
the routing books. Here and there busi- 
ness continues, but even these cities will 
shortly bare to be scratched ont because 
they are so scattered that jumps are too 
expensive. It is predicted by many In 
a position to know that, by tbe first of 
the year, the entire South and. South- 
west will be closed to road shows. 

Many reasons are given for u>e con- 
dition, some of which The Clipper has 
cited in previous news published on 
file subject, end now labor conditions 
and a shortage of coal enter as addi- 
tional vital factors. Cancellations be- 
gan about two months ago through the 
•Virginias and the Carolinas because of 
the immense circus business that was 
being done and the numerous fairs and 
carnivals that were in the territory. 
During the actors strike, bouse manag- 
ers made experimental bookings of pic- 
tures- and a few vaudeville acts, and this 
policy was so successful that it was 
continued after attractions for the road 
finally became' available. This policy 
soon extended down" through Georgia 
and over to the Mississippi River states, 
where It proved equally successful. 
-' 'Thai came what seemed a concerted 
move on the part of bouse managers 
throughout the wholj section to dis- 
pense with road attractions altogether, 
for figures were presented to the few 
York booking offices showing where 
more money could be made with vaude- 
ville and pictures than with legitimate 
attractions. 

' Another element that also entered In- 
to the situation was the superfluity of 
ahows that suddenly -were shot in when 
the actors' strike finally was- settled. 
Towns that' never had more than one 
real attraction a week were presented 
with five and six, and as this was more 
than most of the stands could support, 
many shows began to suffer so seriously 
that they at first lumped to different 
territory- to get out of the congestion, 
and then, find hip the same situation 
again confronting them, were compelled 
to come back to New York. Road ma- 
nagers say that long jumps have cost 
more money in the two -months of this 
year than would ordinarily result after 
an entire season. 

Working north out of the bad terri- 
tory, then,, many shows routed up 
through Oklahoma, IrTsnsna, the Dakotas 
and adjacent states. But the coal short- 
age in this locality has now caused 
many cancellations within the past 
week, and the situation there is even 
worse than in the South. Kansas City 
theatres are under restrictions for lack 
of coal, with managers of all the houses 
In town having made arrangements last 
Monday to show with acetlyne lights. 
St. Louis also is restricted, as are Tulsa, 
Omaha, Sioux Falls and other large 
towns in the district. 

Going over the books of several of 
those In charge of the routing out of 
New York, it was learned that, for one 
reason or another, an astonishingly 
large list of towns bare been practically 
dosed to road attractions. The list, so 
Car aa a hurried survey could compile, 
follows: 

. Awnut/m, Ala.; Albany, Athens and 
Augusta, Ga.; Alexandria, La.; Aah- 



ville, X. C; Ardmore, Okla.; ^ostln, 
Texas; Billings, Mont; Baton Rouge 
and Lafayette, La.; Blsbee, Ariz.; Co- 
lumbus, Ga. ; Cedar Rapids, la. ; Coffey- 
ville, Kan.; Charlotte, N. C; Chatta- 
nooga. Term.; Durham, N. O.; Dallas, 
Texas; Danville, Va.; Douglas, Ariz.; 
Davenport, la.; Emporium, Kan.; Fay- 
ettevHle, Ark.; Florence, S. C; Forth 
Worth, Tex.; Fargo, N. D.; Gadsden, 
Ala.; Greensboro, N. C; Greenville, 
Miss.; Hot Springs, Ark.; Henderson. 
Ky. ; Independence, Kan.; Jacksonville, 
Fla. ; Jackson. Miss.; Jackson, Tenn.; 
Knoxville, Tenn.; Lake Charles, La.; 
Little Rock. Ark.; Lynchburg, Via.; 
Montgomery, Ala.; Macon. Ga. ; Mays- 
viile, Ky. ; Marshall to wn, Muscatine and 
Mason City. la.; McAllister and Mus- 
kogee, Okla. ; Meridian, Miss. ; Moberly , 
Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; Natchez, Miss.; 
NashvHIe, Tenn. ; Owensboro. Ky. ; Ocla, 
Fla.; Oskaloosa, la.; Oklahoma City, 
Okla.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Palatka, Fla.; 
Provo, TJtah; Pine Bluff. Ark.; Rome. 
Ga. ; Selma, Ala.; Shrevesport, La.; 
Staunton. Va. ; St. Augustine and St. 
Petersburg, Fla.; Sedalia, Mo.; Spar- 
tansbnrg. S. C. ; San Antonio, Texas 
(Government controllng bookings) ; 
Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Twin Falls. Ida.; 
Tampa, Fla.; Tulsa, Okla.; Texarkana, 
Ark. ; Vkksburg, Miss. ; Wichita, Kan. ; 
Wilmington. N. C. ; Waco, Texas. 
. This list, It will be seen, includes only 
the smaller towns, except along the 
Mississippi and in Texas, where Mem- 
phis and Dallas and cities of like large 
population come under the beading. 

Through. the South" and Gulf states, 
therefore, there are practically only 
Norfolk, Savannah, Mobile, New Or- 
leans and Galveston open, with Atlanta 
in the center standing as a sort of lone 
refuge in the desert.' Richmond, Roa- 
noke, Lexington, Birmingham and some 
few other cities of importance not in- 
cluded, are reported as fast dying, and 
even if they do not die naturally they 
will be forced to close so far as road at- 
tractions are concerned by the expense 
of railroading. 

With not more than a dozen good 
towns, left in a circle of a thousand 
miles, expense is eating up profits no 
matter how great these are in the few 
isolated stands. The coal shortage also 
is extending to the Great -Lakes cities, 
and, with the strike In the steel district, 
business in Ohio and Pennsylvania Is 
receiving a Jolt . . , 

At present the road business is pro- 
fitable only in New York, through the 
New England states and on the Coast. 

WANTS TO BE "DOG" TOWN ' 

ParscaToir, ft J, Dec L— Princeton 
is to be. added to the list of important 
'Dog" towns, if present plans for the 
construction of a new 1.000 seat theatre 
are carried through, which allow for the 
theatre's opening next Spring with high 
class feature pictures and first produc- 
tion shows. The building is to be so 
constructed that a passageway will lead 
from the public library to the theatre. 
The stage win be 70 feet wide and 
thirty deep. , 



MOSS STOCK DEAL QUIET 
The B. S. Moss re-cap italizat ion plan, 
rumors of which have been current in 
theatrical circles, during the but few 
weeks, will probably not materialize, it 
was learned early this week,' for the 
present at any rate. 

The reason is that, after a series of 
conferences with a group of bankers 
who" were preparing to underwrite a 
stock issue, as. was done 'with the Mar- 
cus Loew interests. Moss has become 
lothe to merge his holdings for stock 
purposes. His reluctance is attributed 
to the feeling that ultimately, his pre- 
sent dominance of tbe theatres he con- 
trols would pass, in a measure if not 
entirely, to the Wall Street interests 
that would necessarily have to be re- 
presented on the board of directors. 

As a result bis enthusiasm for the 
plan submitted by the bankers has 
waned considerably, it was reliably 
learned early this week, and, while the 
rumored deal has not grown entirely 
cold, it is known that Moss's mind is 
much further from Wall Street than it 
was two weeks ago and that be is quite 
concerned with the extension of his cir- 
cuit of theatres under his personal do- 
minance and control. 



COCHRAN COMING HERE - 

Information has been received in this 
city to the effect that Charles B. Coch- 
ran, Londoa producer, who is promoting 
the Becketx-Carpentler fight in London 
on the 4th. and which has aroused so 
much excitement that people are payln<* 
as high as $125 a seat will arrive here 
on or about December 14. It is expected 
that he and William A. Brady will join 
forces for the purpose of promoting a 
fight between Dempsey and the winner 
of the English match. 
• Dempsey is now on the coast making 
several pictures under the management 
of Frank P. Speltmap, the circus' man. 
These pictures will be completed some- 
time to February and the fight could be 
staged on St Patrick's day, that being 
agreeable to all concerned. 

ENDING BOSTON RUNS 

Boston, Nov. 29. — A number of shows 
are to close here soon, having played to 
good business for some time. Bertha 
Kalici is in her last week with "The 
Riddle Woman"; William Hodge wfll 
close with "-The Guest of Honor" at the 
Shubert-Wilbur theatre at the end of 
next week and "Three Wise Fools" will 
remain but for three weeks more at the 
Tremont theatre: 



REHEARSING IN BOSTON 
Boston, Mass., Dec. -1. — G. M. Ander- 
son's "Frivolities" started rehearsals to- 
day at the Boston Opera House, where 
it opens on Thursday It is planned to 
keep the show ber^ until a suitable New 
York house can be obtained, when it 
win jump into New York. Among those 
rehearsing are Nan Halperin, Henry 
Lewis. The Burr Twins, The Kouns 
Sisters. Davis and Darnell, and Gal- 
lagher and Kolley . 



CASTING 2ND "BETTER OLE" 

Mr. and Mrs. Coburn are casting a 
second company of "The Better 'Ole." 
with a route already arranged through 
New England and New York and Penn- 
sylvania. Charles Darton will play Old 
Bitt. 



BOSTON OPERA DOING WELL 

Boston, Not. 28. — The Boston Eng- 
lish Opera Company Is playing to big 
business at the Arlington Theatre here. 
The house was crowded for every per- 
formance hut week when Cavalleria 
BaBticana and D, Pagnaed were given. 



-- HILL REHEARSING SHOW 

Gns Hill's new show "Puck and 
Judge" started rehearsals last Monday. 
It wffl open shortly before Christinas. 
In the cast are Cation Scales,'. Charles 
A Boyd, Frank Graham. Brown- and 
Newman. Charles Mackey, William 
York, Jim Lambert, May Newman, Lil- 
lian Horwite an d a chorus of twenty- 
four girls. Gus Williams win manage 
the show. 



CRITIC SAVES ACT 

.Dallas, Tex^ Nov. 28.— Vera Burt 
appearing at. the Majestic Theatre, 
here, with her Five Syncopated Step- 
pers, was requested by the local cen- 
sor to -Withdraw her -Frisco number, 
in which she gave her interpretation 
of the shimmy. It was very mild and 

-■ modest ?££& >>c . .-.- . 

. 'Marc Lactone mi, dramatic editor of 
;the ; "Times-Herald," printed the fol- 
lowing article in his column and it 
was followed by a withdrawal of the 
action : 

"Tbe local censor has requested that 
Vera Burt omit the "shimmy" num- 
ber she uses in her act with tbe Five 
Syncopated Steppers at the Majestic 
Theatre this week. Miss Burt's inter- 
pretation is mlM and is merely an 
imitation of Frisco, the jazz dancer. 
who caused a sensation' in the Eastern 
cities. If the stage shimmy is to be 
censored in Dallas, the local theatres 
win be deprived of some of the big- 
gest ect in vaudeville. Blossom Seeley 
and ' her 'syncopated studio,' Frisco, 
Bee Palmer, Eva Shirley, all feature 
tbe 'shimmy' to a mild and polite 
way. They are on the list for future 
bookings at the Majestic Theatre here 
and more than likely win cancel if 
they are forced to omit the novelty 
which has been such a furore in their 
offerings. 

"The biggest ensemble laugh in 
Field's Minstrels show at the Coliseum 
on Thursday night was a 'shimmy' 
number in which the comedian inter- 
preted the dance with the aid of rag 
dolls. Nine out of ten dancing acts 
playing big time vaudeville will fall 
flat unless they include a little bit of 
this new modern dance, fad." 



. WANT BROADWAY FOR LEGIT 

The Shubert8 and Max Spiegel have 
both been dickering with B. S. Moss in 
an effort to have him turn the Broad- 
way Theatre over for the presentation 
of legitimate attractions. The Shuberts 
tried to obtain the theatre for "Fifty- 
Fifty. Ltd_" and were willing to guar- 
antee the house SLG00 and a generous 
percentage. 

Spiegel has been endeavoring to get 
"Look Who's Here," the Cecil Lean and 
Oleo Mayfield show Into New York, and, 
with that in .view, tried' to get the 
Broadway, but Moss refused to change 
its policy. 



BRISBANE GOT IN WRONG 

Declaring that actors are wasting 
their energy and that the stage is fall- 
ing short of the more serious work i*. 
could successfully perform, Arthur Bris- 
bane proved none too popular at the 
club night of the Friars, on Thanksgiv- 
ing Eve. Brisbane, who was invited to 
speak, declared that actors and cartoon- 
ists have a chance to educate and mould 
public opinion, bnt that instead of ac- 
cepting this responsible duty, they arc 
content to be facetious and to poke fun 
at things that should be taken seriously. 
After his speech, Brisbane left where- 
upon Felix Adler, Walter Hoban and 
Tommy Gray furnished almost a whole 
evening's entertainment humorously 
"riding"' the remarks that Brisbane bad 
made and giving comic illustrations of 
their conceptions of wasted energy. 



A A H GET $10,000,000 

Sak Fkascisco, Nov. 2. — By their 
amalgamation with the Marcus Loew 
interests,^ the Ackerman and Harris 
people have secured $10,000000 witb 
which to establish a chain of theatres- 
in the. West . Some of these- are al- 
ready in the course of construction and 
others have been completed. Ackerman 
and Harris wUl have the management 
of all the theatres west of the Mis- 
souri River. 



December 3, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



"Fpllies" j Closing Unusual Run, 
Will Make High Average. 






Up to Present, Takings Have Kept Close to $27,000 Weekly, 

With Top of $3.50 Instead of 

'V Former Price • ' 



When Ziegfeld's 'Tollies" closes Its 
tweniy^seventh week run at the New 
Amsterdam Theatre next Saturday 
night, the receipts for the entire en- 
gagement will probably reach the un- 
precedented figure of $729,000. This 
means that the show's average weekly 
business here amounted to $27,000 
which is not so extraordinary when it 
Is considered that the "Follies" play- 
ed to $33,900 last week, a record at 
the New ■Amsterdam. 

The present engagement of the "Fol- 
lies," drawing to a close, is also the 
longest period that it has ever run in 
New York, the show never having 
played here longer than fourteen 
weeks. 

There are two reasons why the show 
remained here longer this year than 



ever before. First and foremost is 
the remarkable business it has teen 
doing and secondly, the disrupted 
country-wide booking conditions that 
resulted from the actors' strike made 
it advisable to keep the show here for 
a more protracted period. 

In general), the current "Follies" has 
established several new precedents 
here. The production cost more this 
year than ever before, cost more to 
maintain, and is playing to a higher 
top price than in previous years. This 
latter price was raised to $3.50 some 
time after the show opened here. The 
highest previous top price for tickets 
at the box office was $3, established 
last year. 

The show opens in Detroit next Sun- 
day night and, after a week's engage- 
fent there, goes to Chicago for a run. 



FRISCO LOSES BAND 

Frisco was compelled to play his 
entire booking at the Colonial last week 
without the aid of his Jazz band and, 
instead, used a pianist, drummer and 
the house orchestra. 

Frisco had originally used the jazz 
band known as the Louisiana Five with 
his act, bnt they, for some reason or 
other, suddenly quit on him before the 
act opened at the Colonial. He then 
arranged with the management of Bei- 
senwebers to allow him the use of 
their Jazz band for the engagement at 
the Colonial. The band was willing, 
provided it got out of the theatre early 
enough in the evening to allow time to 
reach Bcdsenweber's for their perform- 
ance there. « - 

On Monday afternoon, the act was 
placed in closing position on the bill, 
and did not get off-stage -until after 
5 P. M., so the band served notice on 
Frisco that unless it could get off be- 
fore 10.30 in the evening they would 
have to quit Frisco, however, went on 
at the same time, whereupon the cla- 
rinet, cornet and trombone manipul- 
ators quit, and left Frisco with the 
drummer and pianist, who completed 
the engagement with him. 



LUCE FR1GANZA SHOW 
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 29. — After 
several road dates, as preliminary 
training. The Jean Havez-Elmer Har- 
ris musical comedy, "Poor ilamma," 
opened at the Mason Theatre here last 
week. The show is an assured success, 
inasmuch as it has a real plot, charm- 
ing music and a clever star. 

The story is that of a young widow, 
as she calls herself, being only 42, who 
goes to New York for a fling and comes 
back with a husband, who is unaware 
that wifey Is the mother of a young 
army of five. (George W. Banta. Jr.,. 
plays the part of the new husband 
and others in the cast are The Three 
Dennis Sisters, who offered some clever 
singing and dancing. Jack Coogan al- 
so did some dancing that tickled the 
audience's fancy, while Burt Wess- 
ner played a role that suited him well. 
Ed. Flagg is responsible for the stage 
setting. 

'Los Angeles Is wild over Trlxle 
Friganza, who, as the widow, is mak- 
ing a huge success of the piece. 



NORTHLANE AND WARD SPLIT 
The vaudeville team of Northlane 
and Ward, having returned from enter- 
taining soldiers overseas, will split 
temporarily". Jack Ward will- do a 
single and Edna Northlane, in private 
Ufe Mrs. Jack Ward, will not work this 
season. -Ward win offer singing, danc- 
ing and character bits in his act. 

BEE PALMER'S BAND SPLITS 

That the Bee Palmer Jazz Band has 
finally split became known last week 
when it was learned that Dave Kline, 
oometist and Frank Lhotak have sign- 
ed to appear with the Ted Lewis act. 
Miss Palmer who has been 111 in a Chi- 
cago hospital for several weeks, will re- 
open in Cleveland next week. 



• -. ' SOUSA CLEANING UP 
John Philip Sousa and his band, 
now oh tour in the Western states, 
are playing to the tune of -the most 
successful business season ever exper- 
ienced in the history of the organiza- 
tion, according to Harry AskLn. At 
a recent matinee and evening perform- 
ance in Seattle, box-ofllce receipts to- 
talled more than $7)400, and In Van- 
couver they played to more tnan $5,- 
€00. Reports from other large cltles-m 
this section are, St. Paul, $5,250; Min- 
neapolis, $4,600; Grand Forka, $3,500; 
Fargo. $4,500; Spokane, $4,250, and 
San Francisco $3,700. Following a 
tour of the Southern states, the band 
will close its season in New York on 
January 1st 



JOINS DUDLEY AGENCY 

William Loveridge, erstwhile Keith 
manager of the Strand Theatre, Brook- 
lyn, has entered the booking business, 
becoming associated with Edgar Dud- 
ley in the Strand Theatre Building. 

SIGNED FOR GREENWICH SHOW 

Herb Williams and Hiwa Wolfus 
have been 'signed by the Greenwich 

Village Follies to appear in their next 
production to be entitled "What's In A 
Name". 



"WATCH YOUR STEP" CLOSING 

• "Watch Tour Step," sent out on a 
road tour by Plohn and Levy, is sched- 
uled to close In Omaha, it was learned 
this week. The show will be brought 
back to New York for re-organisation, 
after which it will be sent on tour 
again. 



CAMERON SISTERS SIGNED 
Cameron Sisters are the latest ad- 
ditions to the cast of principals of 
Zlegfeld's new -Vine O'CIock Revue, 
having been engaged by Zlegfeld late 
■last Saturday afternoon. Evan. Bur- 
rows Fontaine is also definitely slated 
to appear in the new show. 



BILLS BURKE DOES $20,900 

Flo Zlegfeld stated on Monday of 
this week that Billie Burke, in 
"Caesar's Wife," played to $20,900 at 
the Liberty Theatre last week. This 
sum, according to Zlegfeld, establishes 
a record for a -week's receipts at the 
Liberty. 



FORMS CHINA SYNDICATE 

San Francisco, Cat, (Nov. 29. — 
Beynolds Denniston, who, for some 
time, was connected with T. Daniel 
Frawley, has organized a syndicate 
supported by Shanghai, China, capital, 
amounting to $50,000. Denniston Is at 
the head of his own touring organiza- 
tion, at present in Honolulu. They are 
filling a four week's engagement for 
the Honolulu Amusement Company, 
at the -Bijou Theatre, Honolulu. 



ACTOR REPORTED A SUICIDE 

Saw Francisco, CaL, Nov. 30.— A re- 
port from Los Angeles states that John 
Howard, an actor, forty-eight years 
old, committed suicide in the County 
Jail there *y drinking poison. He was 
arrested on a charge of assault to kill, 
preferred by a former friend and busi- 
ness associate. • 



DENY "LIFTING" CHARGES 

Complaints recently made to the N. 
V. A. against performers "lifting" ma- 
terial and business have, in a number 
•f cases, brought forth defenses during 
the past week. 

Avey and O'NeU take exception to 
the complaint of the Swor Brothers, 
claiming that they are not using any- 
thing from the Swor act other than the 
grave yard business, which Avey has 
always used and holda a copyright for. 

Murry and Voelk deny that they are 
using a pants' bit from the act of Ward 
and Van. In their reply, they state 
that they h£ve never seen the complain- 
ants act and "dont't know him." They 
state that they have been doing this 
business for two years and that the" 
matter was never before brought to 
their attention. 

iLydell and.Macy claim that the gag, 
"I like my liquor strong and I like my 
women wild" has bean in their act ever 
since August 1918, and was suggested 
to them by "Germany" •Schaeffer, the 
baseball player. The do not see ths 
justice of George M. Bosener's claim 
that they are using his material. 

The Claremont Brothers deny that 
they are using the entire act of the St 
Denis Brothers. The latter claim to 
have certain shoes patented and allege 
that the Claremont Brothers are using 
this style of shoe. In reply, the Clare- 
moats state that the patents are held 
by Fleet and Harbeck. 



WYNN AND WARE SPLIT 

Canton, O., Dec. L — Arnold Maurer, 
of this city, and P. B. Grojean, of Mas- 
silon, known professionally as Wynn 
and Ware, have decided to discontinue 
the tour of their vaudeville sketch 
"The German Fiddle Maker and the In- 
ventor". The act closed some time ago. 
Both have identified themselves with 
the Norwood-Moots orchestra here. 



SACKS GOES BACK 

J. L. Sacks, the English producing 
manager, who sailed for London 
on . the Mauretania last Saturday, 
stated that he will return early next 
spring to produce "Eve," adapted from 
the French of "La Dumpta," the Eng- 
lish version having been written by 
Arthur" Wlmperls and the music by 
Claude Touras. The otner is « ro- 
mantic comedy with music by Gladys 
linger, for which no title has been 
chosen. The score -was composed by 
Charles Cuvilller, composer of "The 
LUac Domino." 



PUTS IN KEITH ACTS 

Fab Rockaway, L. I., Dec. 1. — The 
Strand Theatre,- here, will adopt a vau- 
~ deville policy, running Keith acts, start- 
ing next week. Under its. new policy, 
there will be six acts and a feature pic- 
ture. The Mosconis will headline the 
initial bill. 

The theatre was opened six weeks 
ago by Max Spiegel and Sol Brill. The 
cost of construction was $750,000. Its 
seating capactly is 2,000. It is beeing 
managed by Louis F. Magnolia. Dur- 
ing the past six weeks, it has had a 
straight picture policy. 



KITTY GORDON NOT READY 

Kitty Gordon and Jack Wilson, with 
their revue, are not appearing at the 
Colonial Theatre this week, owing to 
the fact that they don't think their act 
Is ready, as yet. for a big time metro- 
politan presentation. The act opended 
during the last half of last week at the 
Mt. Vernon Theatre, and is' bating a 
few changes made in it this week. It 
will open at the Colonial next Monday. 



CLAIM ALARM CLOCK BIT . 

Because the Three Alberettas. also 
known as the Thirty Pink Toes, do the 
business of smothering an alarm clock 
with a pillow and trowing it into a 
pitcher of water, the team of Anderson 
and Itoan has brought the case to the 
attention of the N. V. A. complaint 
bureau. Anderson claims he has been 
doing this business for more than tea 
years and desires the Three Albereattas 
to abandon the business. 



CLAIM COCKTAIL SONG 
Claiming that Nadel and Follette are 
using a ragtime cocktail song and a bit 
of booze wagon business that belong to 
Eddie Kane and Jay Herman, the lat- 
ter have made formal complaint to the 
N. V. A. The ragtime cocktail song 
was written by Earl Carroll and Ruby 
Cowan and Kane and Herman claim to 
have paid for it and to have secured its 
copyright 

SAVAGE SETS OPENING 

Henry W. Savage's new show. 
"Shavins," an adaptation of the novel 
by Joseph C Lincoln, will open to 
Stamford Christmas day. It Is now In 
rehearsal under the direction of Sam 
MoKee. Charles Dow Clarke, James 
Bradbury and Clara Moores have roles 
in the cast 

CONDITIONS NOT GOOD 

Private correspondence received to 
this country recently asserts that con- 
ditions through Germany, Denmark. 
Holland and the Netherlands are not 
so good as have publlcally been re- 
ported. Living is high, clothing Is 
scarce at any price and transportation 
facilities are almost nil. Travelling 
ia a hard matter for the Individual, 
and, at times, the transportation of 
baggage is impossible. 

The high salaries of acts to the 
variety theatres also is gradually be- 
ing cut down and those acts which 
are not accepting cuts are being 
dropped from the books altogether. It 
Is stated that turns asking 6,000 
marks ($1200) a week or more are 
Impossible to place, except to the 
rarest Instances, and then only for 
two and three weeks at a time. 

DfNEHART GOES WITH CORT 

When John Corfs new musical 
comedy "Three's a crowd," opens at 
the Cort Theatre to-night Wednesday. 
replacing "Just a Minute," Allan Dine-* 
hart will have a leading role. Dine-' 
hart left the Selwyn management last 
Saturday night, with the closing of 
"The Challenge." In which play be bad 
an Important part- Holbrook BHnn, 
who figured in the stellar role of the 
same play, also has left the Selwyn . 
fold. 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 3, 1919 





SEGUIN MAKING 
DEAL WITH 

PANTAGES 

WANTS BOOKING ARRANGEMENT 



Negotiations by which a booking ar- 
rangement would be established be- 
tween Alexander Pontages and the 

South American Tour, Ltd., through 
which acta would be booked both ways 
from New York, were started last 
weak. 

The proposed arrangement provides 
for the sending of Fantasies' acta to 
South America after they have com- 
pleted their North American tour 
while, on the other hand, other Ameri- 
can acts will start in South Amreica 
and work Northward. The South 
American Tour, Ltd., will be give* a 
financial interest in the Fantagea* 
houses, and in exchange, Pantagea 
will be given an interest in the South 
American bouses. 

In this way, it will be possible to 
give vaudeville acts a year of solid 
booking. Performers will be paid ia 
American money whether playing in 
North or South America and their 
salary will be the same in the latter as 
In playing the United States. All acts, 
of course, will not receive a Sooth 
American Bonto; many will still play 
only the Pantagea' time. But acta that 
will appeal to South American au- 
diences will receive the full booking. 
It to punned to work moat of the acts 
from New Xork to the Pacific Coast, 
after which they will be shipped to 
South America, the new combine pay- 
ing their fare for 'tale Jump, 

Official announcement of* the plans 
are awaiting .the arrival of Charles 
Seguln In the United States. Seguia, 
head of the South American Tour, Ltd., 
who is now in Paris. 

Henry Bach, who recently arrived 
from Argentine to take care of Segnln'a 
interest here, would neither confirm 
nor deny the report of the South Ameri- 
can combine. It is known, however, 
that Bach has come here to establish 
offices for the South American Tour. 

South America has a fruitful vaude- 
ville circuit financially and has shown 
a marked liking for American novelty 
acts and Yankee music. More and more 
American acts have been playing South 
American theatres and have secured 
long bookings there. 

The South American Tour Lt, owns 
the following vaudeville houses in 
South America: In Buenos Ay res; Ca- 
sino ; Esmeralda ; Majestic, Florida, 
Hippodrome, Royal and Fotrero. At 
the Pabellon de las Bosas, a summer 
garden, vaudeville la also played! In 
Montevideo, there is the Casino and 
the Royal- The Phoenix Theatre in 
Bio de Janeiro and the San Paulo and 
Casino au Tautica theatres, also In 
Brazil, complete the chain. 
. All of these theatres play the same 
bill for several weeks. The South 
Ameriacn Tour, Ltd., also owns the 
Apollo Theatre in Paris, France, and 
the Constanza Theatre in Rome, Italy. 
The following Opera houses are also 
the property of the South American 
Tour, Ltd.: The Urgenzn, in Monte- 
video, the Municipal in Bio de Janeiro, 
and the Coliseo, Opera and Odeon in 
Buenos Ayres. 



"LITTLE JIM" BITES TRAINER 

Saw Francisco. CaL, Nov. 29. — 
George Stevens, owner of "Little Jim", 
the trained bear, was attacked and 
bitten by the animal while playing the 
Hippodrome, San Jose, this week. The 
bear bit Stevens about the hands, aloer- 
atlng his fingers. 



BASEBALL STARS ENTER VAUDE 
Saw Fkajicjbco, Cal. Nov. 28.— A 
quartette of baseball players, who, be- 
sides being ball stars, have good sing- 
ing voices, have been organised and 
trained by H. O. Johnson, manager of 
Feist's professional rooms here, and 
have been routed over the A & H time. 
The members of the act are, Phil 
EJeonor,r, of The eSals, baritone, Harry 
■Krouse, of The Oaks, bass, Scotty Al- 
eock, Vernons, tenor soloist, and Ira 
ColweU, former Oaks, second tenor. 



SHEEDY HELPING BOOK SELWYN 

it. M Sheedy is now associated with 
Abe Feinberg in booking the Sunday 
night concerts at the Selwyn Theatre. 
These concerts have been enlarged 
from eight to twelve acts, at an aver- 
age cost of $1,000 weekly. 

The first of these twelve act concrts, 
given last .Sunday, consisted of Welling- 
ton Cross, The Morin Sisters, Clark 
and McCollough, The Alexander Twins, 
[Myers Syncopaters, Marvel, Mercedes, 
The Versatile Sextette, Florence Ring, 
Dave Harris, Johnny Slagerand Dolls, 
and Bernard Freeman. 



FORM BOWLING TEAMS 

The bowling bee has made its bun 
heard around the Palace Theatre Build- 
ing and a team representing the Or- 
pheum office has challenged a team of 
booking agenta to a series of bowling 
games which are sow taking place 
every Friday night at the 96th Street 
alleys. N. JO. Man warring baa declared 
that he will emerge from the contest 
as an undisputed champion, but those 
wo seem to know whisper that Tom 
O'DonneU is the dark horse that will 
bear watching. The Orpheum team 
consists of T. K. Letendre, Bay Myers 
and ii. C. Grant Those who represent 
the five-perceneters are N. E. Man- 
warring, Jack Henry, Tom O'DonneU 
and Lee Muckenfuse. 



ENGAGED FOR CAPITAL 

The Ignatz Jazz Band has been en- 
gaged by Bay Walker for Ned Way- 
burns new revue at the Capital. 



TOM BRYMM GETS ROUTE 

Lieutenant Tim Brymm and his 
"Black Devil" Jazz Band, heard at the 
Shelbourne Hotel, Brighton Beach, last 
Summer, have been routed over the 
Loew circuit. It will open December 
1st, and receive a salary of $1,500. 



ACCUSE BURLESQUE ACT 

Moss and Frey have charged Nelson 
and Bose, playing in Rose SydeU's 
"London Belles," with appropriating 
some of their act and have brought the 
matter to the attention of the N. V. A., 
with the request that Nelson and Bose 
be asked to stop using the material. 

DOING AVON FOUR'S OLD ACT 

Jack Casey and a company of three 
men are now doing the act formerly 
presented by the Avon Comedy Four, 
called "The New Teacher." The tenor 
of the quartette was * formerly a 
member of "The Three Musketeers." 



PROCTOR HOUSES 

INCREASE 

CAPITAL 

WILL SIMPLIFY BUSINESS 

In creases incapitalization of a num- 
ber of F. F. Proctor corporations and 
the combining of operating and hold-' 
ing companies into one company where, 
heretofore, they were separate corpo- 
rations, were effected this week. 

The purpose of combining all the in- 
terests in each city, respectively, into 
oje operating and holding coirip<tny r is 
to simplify the running of the business 
and, probably, also to cut down the in- 
come tax. Heretofore, some of the 
Proctor property 'has had separate 
operating and holding companies, 
which causes a double tax. The in- 
crease of capitalization makes the per- 
centage of dividends lower and. in this 
way to, the amount of income taxation 
is decreased. 

The F. F. Proctor Albany Theatre 
Company has Increased in capital from 
$1000 to $600,000. This company is tb» 
one that operates Proctor's three Al- 
bany theatres, the Grand, Leland and 
Harmauus Bleeher llali. 

The F. F. Proctor New Xork Theatre 
Company 'has its capital Increased from 
$1000 to $700,000, and the Proctor Mt 
Vernon Realty Company has increased 
its capital from $1000 $600,000. 

Last week, the Newark Realty Cor- 
poration, of which F. F. Proctor la the 
head, increased its capital from $200,- 
000 to $800,000. W. F. S. Hart la at- 
torney for the F. F. Proctor interests. 



NEW ACTS 

Jean Adair is rehearsing a new act 
with a company of three. It will have 

Its breakin next week. 

Bert LaMont opened a new act last 
week, called "The Cottage Inn", which 
featured Joe Howard. The act has a 
cast of five, 

George Leonard, formerly, of "The 
Royal Vagabond", is going into vaude- 
ville in a new act which Herman Becker 
will produce, called "Never Again". He 
will be supported by bene Cheslelgh, 
Marlon Stillman and eight girls. 

Bay Tuk and Lew Bean will appear 
on the big time soon in a new act writ- 
ten for them by Billy De Rose. 

Tad Bonn, known on the vaudeville 
stage as 'The Komikal Knut" will open 
in Chicago soon in a new monologue. 

Maimy MoGehrne and a company of 
six people opened the first half of this 
week in a new sketch called "June", 
written by Edmond Day, author of 
"The Rounder'. The act will be booked 
by Jimmy James. 

The Strand Comedy Four, In a new 
singing and comedy act, composed of 
four men, Springer, Gilpin, Davis and 
Clemens, the act being baked by Cle- 
mens, will .open shortly. 

Blllle Darling, sister of Pearl Regay, 
at the Capitol Theatre, is rehearsing a 
new dance act with Dick Dooley. 
formerly with one of Billy Seabury'a 
acts. Miss Darling formerly appeared 
with her father's act, the Flying 
Fishers. The new act, which opens the 
last half of tto week, wUl be handled 
by Rosalie Stewart 



DROP CURTAIN ATTACHED 

A special drop curtain used by Jones 
and Jones, colored comodians was at- 
tached last Saturday by City Marshal 
McGonigle, at Loew's Lincoln Square 
Theatre, under a writ of replevin sued 
out of the Third District Municipal 
Court by H. A. Berg, who claims he 
holds a two-year booking contract with 
the act. 

In his suit for. the recovery of the 
curtain, on which he claims he spent 
$116, Berg, through his attorney Ben- 
jamin Welssman, alleges that Jones 
and Jones breached the contract early 
last month. Under the terms of the 
alleged contract, Jones and 1 Jones were 
guaranteed thirty-five weeks a year 
for a period of two years. They were - 
to be paid a weekly salary of $160 dur- 
ing the first and $176 the second year. 
. However, Berg claims that, last Fri- 
day, be discovered the act went behind 
his back and had themselves booked 
through Bob Baker's office for two 
weeks over the Loew circuit, beginning 
last Monday. Berg says he discovered 
the Loew booking after he had booked 
the act for two weeks over 'the Fox 
Circuit, beginning Monday and aa a re- 
sult of the action of Jones and Jones 
Berg had to cancel It 

Without' further ado Berg than in- 
structed his attorney to bring a suit 
against the act and after Judge Young 
signed the writ of replevin last Satur- 
day morning the City Marshal exe- 
cuted it at the Lincoln Square, where- 
the act was playing. 



CUTS OUT A SHOW 

Batonne, N. J., Nov. 29.— The Ly- 
ceum Theatre, this d'ty, under tho 
management of Jack Home, has again 
changed Its policy, going from three 
shows a day to two. 



HAMILTON RESERVING SEATS 

B v . S. Moss' Hamilton Theatre will 
change its policy of "first come, first 
served," for, beginning December 16th, 
reserved seats will be sold for all per- 
formances. In the evening, all seats - 
save rear balcony seats, will be re- 
served. For the matinees, reserved- 
seats will he sold for the front half of' 
the orchestra. 



WESTON LEFT BBBB 
According to May Weston, widow 
of Willie Weston, who died on Nov. 11, 
the comedian left $825 in personal 
property and no will. This statement 
was made in her application for letters 
of administration, filed tost week in 
the Surrogate's Court 

Weston's right name was Levy, and, 
in addition to his widow, he is sur- 
vived by a father and mother, seven 
brothers and sisters. One of bis sisters 
is in vaudeville under the name of 
Cecil Weston. 



DUNCAN DANCERS IN CONCERTS 

Los Anoeixs, Nov. 29. — The Isadora- 
Duncan Dancers and George Copeland, 
the concert pianist are giving a series 
of concerts along the coast They are 
scheduled to appear here to-night with: 
seats selling from 75 cents to $2 top. 

ROXBURY HOUSE CHANGES 

Roxbury, Mass., Nov. . 29.— -Papers 
have gone to record at the Suffolk Re- 
gistery of Deeds, whereby the Orients- 
Theatre Property, on Washington 
Street passes to the ownership of 
Thomas P. HaUorah. The title la given 
by the Mechanics Savings Bank of 
Lowell. The assessors' value is $80,000, 
of which amount $50,300 la on the land 
covered by the building. 






December 3, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 





PALACE 

Ten acts made op tills week's pro- 
gramme and each number scored, espe- 
cially Alice Lloyd, Walter Weems and 
"The Creole Fashion Plate". The pic- 
tures opened at exactly 2 o'clock and 
the final curtain deoended at 5.30. A 
few of the acts' could stand cutting and 
probably this will be done at the night 
performance. 

Everest's Circus, consisting of a 
troupe of- monkeys who present a vau- 
deville show with the assistance of an 
orchestra got many langha while doing 
their comedy. The act is a decided 
novelty and the audience applauded 
loud anA long. They were desirous of 
getting a glimpse of the producer, but 
he did not make his appearance. 

Warren and Templeton, with a line ' 
of songs anid patter, augmented by a 
routine of acrobatic dancing, easily 
held down number two position. The 
boys are corking dancers and walked 
off with an easy hit. 

"Once Upon a Time" is a dream skit 
wherein a bachelor, while reading, falls 
asleep and dreams at the girls he knew 
in the past. While supposedly in slum- 
ber, a quartette of them come to view 
and sing and dance. The act, although 
not new in theme, scored substantially, 
due mostly to the good work of Jack 
Princeton and Leon Leonard. 

Walter Weems opened with a number 
and then went into his monologue,' in- 
tersperced with atories that were a riot. 
The gag about the '^Spoiled" child was 
a howL Weems is a corking performer 
and knows the art of delivery In ad- 
dition to being the possessor of a per- 
sonality that is bound to get him over 
anywhere. He played three selections 
on the horn for a finish and bowed off 
amidst heavy applause. 

The Marion Morgan Dancera, retain- 
ed for the second week, iuterestor" all, 
as the act Is excellently pat on and 
the girls danced most gracefully. 
Charles Havelln, as Attila, portrayed 
the part of the "Hon" to perfection. 

"Topics of the Day" was flashed 
during the intermission. 

Alice Lloyd came and conquered with 
a budget of aonga that won for her the 
admiration of all. Six numbers were 
offered, the last two of which were 
done on her previous visit. Mies Lloyd 
is an artiste of song rendition and, un- 
doubtedly, will score emphatically 
where ever she appears. 

James C. Morton, assisted by Mamie, 
Edna and Alfred Morton, offered a 
hodge-podge of material. Some of it 
was not so new, but, in summing up the 
act, It reveals the fact that "It is'nt 
what you do. but the way you do it" 
that counts. Morton almost brought 
down the house with his eccentric step- 
ping and other antics. The kiddies are 
improving rapidly and should always 
listen to "Pop". The audience liked 
them immensely. 

Dorothy Dickson and Carl Hyson are 
as clever a pair of dancera as has 
graced the Palace stage. Miss Dickson 
is a marvel and does not resort to the 
"Shimmey" to get over. Max Dolln 
and his orchestra accompanied and 
Dolin rendered a solo that was In keep- 
ing with this extraordinary act. - 

"Creole Fashion irate" repeated his 
success of last week. 

William Brack and his six assistants 
have a novelty In their rlsley act and 
the work of all is highly commendable. 
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VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



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RIVERSIDE 

Marconi and Fitzgibbons started 
things going with a musical act that, 
for an opener, is out of the ordinary. 
Fitzgibbons plays the piano and xyla- 
phone equally well and Marconi handles 
a piano accordion adeptly. They took 
two encores. 

Second position fell to Permane and 
Shelly. Their act is novel. They open 
with the name card reading "special", 
and the taller of the two mnlrro a 
lenghty announcement that acts as a 
blind for what follows. The other fel- 
low then goes through a series, of 
motions such as the conventional acro- 
bat goes through. After considerable 
tomfoolery, the curtain falls, and their 
own card is flashed. They then offer 
a number of selections on the violin 
and concertina. 

Kathleen O'Hankm and Theodore 
Zamboni, assisted by George Oregoros, 
' oferedl a musical and dancing act that 
has only one fault, the lengthy piano 
solo by Miss O'Hanlon at the beginning. 
This could be eliminated and replaced 
with another whirlwind dance, much 
to the good of all concerned. 

Charles Irwin, with all the old gags 
and tricks, followed and found it an 
easy matter to get across. There is 
something about ids act that seems to 
get him over without any noticeable 
effort on his part. He went through 
the whole list of gaga as usual, elab- 
orating rather lengthily on some. This 
should be watched, for some of them 
are too long already. 

Blossom Seeley seems determined to 
annex all the Jazz honors In vaude- 
ville, and, from all appearances, she 
Is having no trouble in doing so. We 
have never seen her work to auch ad- 
vantage as we did this week. 

Following intermission and "Topics 
of The Day", Crawford and Broderlck 
appeared and offered their little skit 
which has seen so much service. Still, 
the older they are, the harder they fall, 
and the audience surely fell for their 
gags and cross fire. They finished 
with a neat little song and dance, de- 
clining an encore which would have 
been theirs had they desired. 

William Bock, assisted by Alyse 
Church, Louise Dale, Phoebe King, He- 
len Eby, Gladys James, Ethel Broad- 
hurst and Hallie Manning, offered his 
fashion, song and dance revue. The 
act, a combination of bits, has been 
splendidly arranged and staged. The 
girls in the act ere not only beautiful, 
but clever as well and Rock has spared 
no expense in clothing them. Some of 
the costumes were greeted with hearty 
applause. The act went over with a 
biff-bang, that was deserved, for it 
won all the success it had bestowed 
upon it. 

Williams and Wolfue followed Bock, 
and undaunted by the hit he bad scor- 
ed, succeeded in bringing borne the 
bacon themselves. Williams was never 
funnier nor ever worked harder than 
he did on Monday afternoon, and all 
the credit of the victory Is hie.. 

■Sylvia Loyal and her pigeons, aug- 
mented by "Marquis", closed the show. 
The act i« a beautiful bit of picture 
work and was enthusiastically re- 
ceived by an andience that stayed until 
the odrclualon. 8. K. 



ROYAL 

Page, Hack and Mack opened the 
show with an accrobatie act that was 
nothing short of sensational. 

With bare knees and Kilts, Elmer Kl 
Cleve proved himself to be a vertitable 
virtuoso upon the xylophone. He offer- 
ed a well balanced program of popular 
and semi-classic numbers which are ar- 
tistically phrased, well shaded In es- 
presslon and rendered with consider- 
able technical ability. Cleve scored 
from the very start and was forced to 
take an encore and make a curtain 
speech. 

"A Friendly Feud" presented by 
John G. Sparks and company is a 
rather well written comedy playlet 
which gives chance for some good cha- 
racter acting. The plot Is woven about 
two Irish-Americans possessed of "Erin- 
1c" temperaments. 

James Thornton, billed as the young- 
est of the old timers, with his time- 
proof monologue had little difficulty 
in walking away with one of the biggest 
hits of the evening. Thornton delivers 
his materiel in the conventional man- 
ner of the old time variety actor, which 
is a decided novelty on the vaudeville 
stage of to-day. 

With bis "keyboard of beautiful 
notes" and talented principals Anatole 
Friedland closed' the first half of the 
program, presenting his tuneful offer- 
ing "Musicland". Friedland has writ- 
ten an act which Is by far the best of 
its kind. It is well staged, with elabor- 
ate setting and costumes. 

Following Intermission Martin and 
Webb presenting "Cousin Giuseppe", 
scored a decided bit with his well work- 
ed out Italian offering of songs' and 
chatter. Both young men possess pleas- 
ing voices and equally pleasing per- 
sonalities. 

Thomas H. Shea In "Spotlight*" pre- 
sents a character offering that la one 
of the best to be seen on the vaudeville 
Stage. In the leading roles be enactes 
scenes from "The Cardinal", "The 
Hells" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", 
with a perfect sense of dramatic fit- 
ness which lifts, his characterizations 
to a high artistic level. In the first 
mentioned characterization he enacts 
the part of Cardinal Richelieu and 
gives a masterful portrayal of that 
historical French figure. The two other 
characterizations are enacted in an - 
equally finished manner. 

After the dramatic routine of the 
preceding act, Rath Roye in ber cha- 
racter songs and humorous facial ex- 
pressions scored the biggest hit of the 
evening. Miss Roye is a comedienne 
who possesses the necessary something 
to put ber material over and still leave 
the audience crying for more. Her 
songs are well chosen and their inter- 
pretation Is artistic to say the least. 
At the conclusion of ber act she was 
repeatedly called back until she was 
finnaiiy forced to make a short curtain 
speech. 

In closing the bill Anderson and 
Yvei presented a roller skating novelty 
which Is bound to please anywhere on 
any time. They open their offering 
with an introductory song in which 
Anderson displays a small and rather 
unmusical voice which might be elimin- 
ated without injuring the entertain- 
ment value of the act. 



COLONIAL 

"Over Tour Head", opening the show, 
is an act somewhat along the lines of 
"The Girl in the Basket", and "The 
Girl in the Air". The girl, using a 
flowery contrivance, electrically lighted, 
rides out over the heads of the or- 
chestra as she sings an appropriate 
song. Her opening number, In which she 
sings and dances, la weak, especially 
the dance but the rest ef the act is 
quite novel. The dance at the open- 
ing could be dispensed with to the act's 
advantage. 

Walter Clinton and Julia Rooney 
took an encore and received a big hand, 
which Is saying a great deal for a num- 
ber two act at this house. Some of the 
patter can be changed, hot the dancing, 
which makes up the offering for the 
most part, is. very good. Missa Rooney 
offered an imltaion of her brother Pat 
that brought a big hand, for It was 
well done. Clinton also does some 
nifty stepping and handles the comedy 
well. 

George Choos' production "The Little 
Cottage", now in its second week, is 
one that can easily take its place with 
the best girl acta playing on the big 
time. Sinclair, Collins and Dixon, -two 
men and a -pretty little girl, are featur- 
ed, and do their work excellently. The 
book, which is unusually good for a 
vaudeville production, was written by 
William Brandel ; the music, by Walter 
L. Rosemont, and the lyrics by Ilarl 
MacBoyle. One of the songs stopped 
the show, after an encore had been 
taken. The chorus are capable. 

Joe Browning was greeted with a 
big hand and. though handicapped by 
a cold, he was not allowed off until he 
had taken an encore. Browning's ma- 
teria! 4s clever and is handled in an 
equally clever manner. 

Mabel McCane, with Tom Bryan, Lil- 
lian Broderlck and William Taylor, of- 
fered her revue. Miss Broderlck's danc- 
ing Is very good and. In Tom Bryan, she 
is well-matcbed for dancing partner. 
Taylor sang bis numbers well and Mlas 
McCane, whose work la familiar to all. 
found no difficulty in going over big. 

Fay Countney found herself among 
friends with her new single. Assisted 
by Fred Farber at the piano, ahe 
rendered a repertoire of numbers that 
ranged from comedy, popular, •■bines", 
and Irish, to an exceptionally good 
Japanese ballad that brought ber back 
with an encore After taking a number 
of bows, she brought on her slater, Flo 
Courtney, and both rendered a number 
together. That her sister la still re- 
membered here was shown by the riot 
of applause which greeted her entrance. 

Claude and Fannie Usher were also 
received with applause, which waa re- 
peated at the close of their sketch. 
Their new offering "The Bid-A-Wee 
Home" is a classic among playlets. The 
work of Fannie Usher evenly balances 
the comedy and pathos, and the support 
of Claude Is excellent. The pair will 
be more than even welcome wherever 
the may go with this new offering. 

Ted Lewis and his Jazz band came 
on after Boberts* orchestra had filled 
In with a number to allow the stage to 
be set, and then Lewis worked In two. 
This clever performer did not offer all. 
that hi did to the Palace audience, but. 
he stopped On show at that. . 

Those who remained to see the Three 
Blighty Girls gave the girls a generous 
amount of applause for their singing 
and dancing, which are very well done. 

O. J. H. 



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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 3, 1919 




PROCTOR'S 23rd ST. 

(Last Half) 

Chief Little Elk and two copper colored 
maids opened the show with a rather well 
staged offering; although extremely ster- 
eotyped in action. All poises* exception- 
ally One voices, especially the two femin- 
ine members of the trio. Little TEpr. In a 
speech to the audience, claimed to be the 
only Indian upon the stage who plays the 
cello, bat, after hearing him, we con- 
cluded that there is no Indian upon the 
stage who can play the cello. 

Mable Lewie, who reminds one of Lil- 
lian Fitzgerald and Flo Lewis, compound- 
ed Into one person, and Charles Dunbar, 
a very clever comedian, have a neat act 
which, although it smarten of the nut var- 
iety throughout, . is one that is bound to 
please on the small time. Perhaps if 
Dunbar would tone down his speaking 
voice It. would add considerably to their 
offering. 

Morgan and Gates proved themselves 
to be comedians who have the happy abil- 
ity of knowing how to put over their ma- 
terial In a manner that. leaves the au- 
dience wanting more. Their offering has 
a" decided original opening, and. in clos- 
ing, they scored heavily with their ••Bas- 
il a Dasxle" bit. 

Homer Lind and Company present a 
music teacher playlet which is concocted 
of . numerous laughs and has lust the 
proper amount of pathos to make It a 
wen balanced and written offering. It 
is woven about the life of an old vocal 
teacher and follows his troubles with 
pupils lacking ability, although po ss essed 
with the Idea that they are second Gail 
Cursis. The offering was well acted 
throughout and scored one of the largest 
nits .of the evening. 

Mike S. Whalen, who tells a lot of jokes 
which sound as if they might have been 
published in the Ladles' Home Journal. 
and who sings a little song about his au- 
dience, seemed to have no trouble in scor- 



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-lend and Downing presented their 
usual comedy offering in next to closing 
place and worked themselves into Quite 
a hand. 

The Janis Revue, a wellstaged dancing 
act; dosed the bill. An the members of 
the company can sing as well as dance 
and scored the biggest hit of the evening 

E. H. 



JEFFERSON 

(Last Half) 

McGee and Anita started the vaudeville 
with a pleasing dance offering. The girl 
Is attractive and dances nicely. The man 
also does well, but the oriental number 
Is "not so good." 

The Barra Sjsters, one of them playing 
the piano, found themselves at home with 
the audience after shimmying a bit. They 
■asgsjej fair voices and deliver their songs 
In the t^i ti^ manner. 

Leon Stanton and a company of two 
women presented a "near-comedy" play- 
let. Stanton's character is about the on- 
ly good thing In the entire sketch, for 
the trio has to struggle along with an 
exceedingly poor offering In which they 
" have little op por t u nity to show any abil- 
ity even If they do possess any. The en- 
tire thing is weak from start to finish and 
contains little that is Interesting 

Nedman and Kennedy followed with a 
tramp comedy offering. Practically every 
gag In the act has been done by tramp 
act for a long time. They have one or 
two parodies that are fair, but the ma- 
terial, as a whole, is poor. 

Largay and Sned opened with a pleas- 
ing lullaby and then spoiled the first good 
Impression by springing a bunch of gags 
that should be allowed to sleep In peace, 
for they .died long ago. The act Improved 
again towards the latter part with some 
singing and patter. The woman Is a 
clever comedienne and is supported well 
by the man. With better material, they 
could give a much better account of them- 
selves. 

"Mammy's Birthday," a tab with six 
wiria, & woman In black-face and a young 

boy. pleased. The girts are attractive and 
go through their various specialties nice- 
ly. The boy did a number of the cus- 
tomary dance imitations, which, natural- 
ly, would not be complete without Includ- 
ing Pat Rooney and "Frisco. These he 
did fairly welL The act needs better lines 
to fill In between the specialties. 

Mayo and Irwin were the laugh hit of 
the bfll with their Hebrew comedy of- 
fering- Mayo Is a dandy comedian of that 
type and has a capable partner In Irwin. 

The wille Brothers, two In number, 
have a routine of feats In their act that 
win soon land them among the standard 
big time closing or opening acta. The 
stunts which this pair offer are nothing 
abort of sensational and are sure-fire 
applause getters. G. J. H, 



FIFTH AVENUE 

(Last Half) 

Nine acts made up the bill at this house, 
and the program seemed to be especially 
selected to draw the holiday crowds. 

Tosart, working In full stage, and in the 
spotlight an the time, opened. He drew 
his pictures so well that he was com- 
pelled to take an encore. 

In the second position were Ed and May 
Ernie, billed as three feet of fun. literally 
true. The man has only one leg, but he 
dances, does hand balancing and exploits 
some high kicking that exhibits him as 
very little handicapped by the missing 
member. The girl aided with a solo 
dance. 

"A Cure for the Blues" was programmed 
In the third spot. It Is a girl act with 
three principals, Dan Healy, Joe Fields 
and Virginia Elliott. The act opens In a 
striking fashion, when a girl of the chorus 
faints very realistically. A call is made 
toe thehouse for a doctor, and Healy and 
Fields both come up on stage. After this 
original beginning, however, the action 
dies and the business finally decends to 
pure burlesque. 

Doing his tricks with cards. Merlin 
followed and his going was easy for bis 
manipulations are clever and his per- 
sonality pleasing. He wor-ted with two - 
"plants" and got some good comedy out 
of them. 

J. C. Mack and Company, playing a 
sketch called, "The Grass Widow", held 
the succeeding position. See New Acta. 

With a list of four songs, Aileen Stan- 
ley, appearing with an unprogrammed ac- 
companist, was the sixth entertainer. She 
sang well and got over easily. Ringing with 
especial distinction a new and a clever 
blues song. 

A second sketch followed Miss Stanley. 
It was billed as "An Ace in the Hole", 
with Thomas Dugan and Babette Ray- 
mond. Both principals worked like old 
timers and scored. 

Billed as "Alone at Last." Frank Hurst 
was on next to closing. See New Acts. 

Not programmed as anything so far as 
a title line is concerned. Elsje Pilcer and 
Dudley Douglas, with an unprogrammed 
accompanist as clever In his line as they 
were in theirs, closed the show and held 
the packed house to the last. See New 
Acts. M F. 

KEENEVS 

(Last Half) 

The Cornell Girls, accordionists, opened 
the show with a musical act that pleased 
everybody. The girls play their instru- 
ments well, sing acceptably, and have ar- 
ranged their act in a most appealing man- 
ner. 

Jack and Jess Gibson offered a unlcycle 
act that was a" bit. The man does the 
major portion of the work, which, al- 
though interesting, is neither exiting, nor 
unusuaL They pleased however, for they 
kept the audience Interested by means of 
their clever talk. 

McPharlon & Palace, two men, dressed 
alike in every detail, offered a singing act 
that caught the fancy of the audience. 
The smaller of the men has the -better 
voice, and also supplies the comedy. 
Their selection of numbers, however, 
' could be Improved upon. They make a 
neat appearance, harmonize well, and have 
likeable, personalities. Numbers only are 
needed, 

Elsie Gilbert and her Collies proved to 
be Elsie, with four pretty girls, and four 
handsome collies In addition. The act is a 
conglomeration of song, dance, and effects, 
in which the dogs figure. The closing 
number sent the act over for a huge hit. 
In it the girls and dogs skip ropes, which 
are Illuminated by email electric Dulbs, the . 
stage being darkened, while a series of 
Worseley*s part and a short young man 

Gertrude George and Company offered 
a new singing act that will be reviewed at 
length, under the heading of New Acts. 

Herbert Denton and Company offered 
"Foughkeepale," the comedy skit that has 
served -as a vehicle for Charles Grape win. 
Denton is assisted by a petite looking 
blonde miss, who plays the part of the 
wife. The act went over for a big hit. 

Smith and Troy offered their well known 
.injrtng; and comedy act. concluding with a 
medley of popular airs that they had 
written in the past. They received a large 
share of applause when they exited. 

LaTemple and Company offered an Illu- 
sion act that was accepted with favor by 
the audience. The illusions were interest- 
ing and entertaining. . 

"The Egg Crate Wallop" was the fea- 
ture picture; . ■-•; S. K. 



CITY 

(Last Half) 

Sansone and Delilah started an eight- 
act bill with a novel strong-man offering 
which contained some sensational feats. 
While the act is strong-man work, the 
stunts are, for the most part, p a l s Tirin g 

and Juggling. 

Spencer and Rose win have to get a 
much better line of comedy if they ever 
want to get away from the rut of the 
small timers. 

Something was evidently wrong with 
■ the male member of the Anderson and 
Rean turn, lor we have seen this pair 
work before, but. on Friday afternoon, 
when the show was reviewed, he gave the 
poorest performance we have ever seen.' 
The sketch is really clever, and, generally. 
Is handled well. But for some season or 
other, the young man delivered his lines 
In a half-sptrlted manner and did not do 
his work, in any manner that resembled 
his usual style. 

Gordon, Marlen and Company, the lat- 
ter consisting of a young man who plays 
the piano and saxophone and assists In two 
bits, have a very neat song routine. The 
young man and the girl are youthful, pos- 
sess a lot of personality and get. over on 
those Qualities, for their voices are only 
fair. The act Is set nicely and went 
welL 

Billed as "Jimmey Hussey's Somewhere 
in Vaudeville," two young men offered 
that act. A tall slim fellow Is taking 
Norseley*s part and a short young man 
doing the bits formerly handled by Hus- 
sey. 

The Shirley Sisters and Bernle pre- 
sented a number of songs and dances, with 
Bernle singing and playing the piano. The 
girls have added new numbers and new 
costumes, and, with Bud Bernle, have 
turned out a neat little offering. , 

Mel Klee, who has Al Herman's act, has 
added little that Is new to that offering 
slnce.it was done by Herman. His deliv- 
ery and style resemble that of Herman's 
to a great extent. 

The O'Onzos, man and woman, closed 
the show with a novel acrobatic offering, 
which 'consisted of high Jumping and 
walking on glass bottles. G. J. H. 

METROPOLITAN 

Oast Half) 

Russell and Devitt, two men, who, upon 
their entrance, gave evidence of a song 
and dance act, disappointed the audience 
by offering, an acrobatic novelty dancing 
act that la a surprise. The two, big men 
for this type of act, offered some thrillers 
that went well and they cleaned up a big 
hit in the difficult first spot. 

Shea and CrroU. man and woman, of- 
fered a comedy singing and talking act In 
which a-piano also plays a part. The act, 
in. if a entirety a rather good one. had 
some bad spots In it in the shape of re- 
marks that might Just as well be left un- 
said. However, they possess the happy 
faculty of covering up their bad breaks 
with some clever comedy remarks. Both 
have fair singing voices, the woman's, for 
that matter, a little the better of the two. 

"Nine O'clock," an act that has been 
appearing hereabouts for almost three 
solid years, was In the third spot. The 
act Is a singing and comedy turn of a 
somewhat different nature. It is essen- 
tially a school act. But, instead of hav- 
ing young and pretty girls mingled with 
a few sprightly youngsters of the male 
sex, we have a class of old men attend- 
ing school to be taught new tricks. The 
singing of the trio was received with un- 
stinted applause, the colsing number being 
especially well liked. 

Gnien and Mulcahy, two men, offered a 
singing act that Is somewhat of a puzzle 

to the reviewer. The bigger of the two 
men possesses an excellent baritone voice, 
yet they don't seem to receive the amount 
of applause that should be their due. 
This Is mainly the fault of the first few 
numbers, more than enythlng else. Might 
we suggest that they add a few up to date 
numbers In place of them. The John Mc- 
Cormack number was by far the best thing 
In the act. 

The LaVars closed the show with their 
whirlwind dancing act. They scored a hit 
of large proportions, for their work was 
appreciated by everybody present. They 
were called upon to give an encore, for 
which they showed a medley of steps they 
had done some twenty years ago. 

"Fair and Warmer" was the feature 
picture. S. K. 



HARLEM OPERA HOUSE 

(Last Half) 

Lorimer and Carbrey opened In one 
with a number that was no better or 
no worse than that employed by the 
average man-and-giri torn. Their act 
turned into an original path, how- 
ever, with their next number which 
was a difficult stair dance, done in 
a special set In two. The rest of the 
act was good, except for a song that 
the girl attempted to sing. The girl's 
dresses or lade of dresses are sure to 
cause a sensation wherever the act 
plays. What there Is of them is 
colorful and chic. - 

Lewis and Gordon are presenting 
Dorothy Shoemaker and Company in 
a playlet that holds Interest because 
of its unusual atmosphere and some-, 
what unusual plot. It Is entitled "The 
Kat." Although Miss Shoemaker is 
featured and does her part well, per- 
haps the best piece of acting is done 
by the man who portrays the Cough 
type of saloon lizard found In the 
tenderloin of a big city. "Ivory," the 
yonng cigarette fiend, who plays the 
piano In a tough dive, also gives a 
splendid portrayal. Mr. and Mrs. 
Dudley Clemons, who essay the roles 
of two "almnmers," play their roles 
passably well, but are not equal to the 
others in the cast 

Morgan - and Anger, playing a 
"straight" and a Jew: respectively, 
got through a laugh-provoking routine 
without resorting to one old gag or 
one used piece of hokum. Their 
material Is just stilted to their per- 
sonalities and is clever, with the re- 
sult that the team hag an act far 
superior to most turns of this nature. 
The stock-exchange bit Is particularly 
good. 

Cutty and Nelson have a musical 
act in one that ends much faster than 
it begins. At the beginning of the act, 
there is too much xylophone.. The 
routine could be cut down to half of 
its present running time to advantage. 
Cutty's cornet playing was the feature 
of the act, particularly in the jazzlcal 
moments. Also,, when mated to ac- 
company his partner's singing, he did 
some effective cornet work, bringing 
the act to a smashing close. 

When one has- a real personality, it 
is unnecessary to resort to hokum, 

special sets and what-nots to get by. 
This fact is demonstrated by Charles 
Irwin, who, In a business suit, works 
in. one, hands in pockets and hardly 
budges from. the center of the stage 
through his entire routine. And yet 
Irwin holds his . audience,. Interested 
and pleased, from the tune be starts 
his opening song until he makes his 
final bow. 

Then came the Dream Surprise 
Party, consisting of six girls, a would- 
be straight, and a comedian. The act 
didn't belong on the bill. If quality 
is to be considered. It impressed the 
reviewer that here was an act that 
had been hastily thrown together after 
a cast had been assembled where small 
salaries counted more than actual 
ability. The song numbers are slow, 
the girls doing the same amateurish 
sway step for all numbers. The 
comedy is weak, although, giving 
credit where it is due, the comedian 
works hard and gets a number of 
laughs. The straight is more comic 
than the comedian, but that is prob- 
ably unintentional. He renders his 
lines as If they had been set to music. 
and, when others have - the center of 
the stage, he seems at a loss to know 
what to do with himsoif The act can 
probably get by on small time, if the 
house feels particularly generous and 
good natnred. H. J. G. - 









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C HAP P EL AND HOLT 

THEATRE— Proctor 1 ! 125th Bt. 

STYLE— Singing. 

TIME— Sixteen Minute*. 

SETTING — Full stops (Special). 

This act la a man and girl turn 
with the semblance of a plot The 
Man Is supposed to be a famous 
music teacher and the girls cornea to 
him for a singing lesson. In the 
patter which follows he agrees to 
teach her to sing if she will teach 
him to love. ' 

The rest of the' offering consists 
of special songs, which are led np 
to with, patter. At the close of the 
tarn, the woman tells him that she 
had been playing a joke on him, that 
her husband is downstairs, and that 
she is an opera star. 

The .lines in the offering are very 
poor. Both' sing in fair voice. The 
man would do well to pay more at- 
tention to his make-up, especially 
around his eyes. 

With the lines improved, the turn 
may do for the small time. 

G. J. H. 



RONANA 

THEATBE— Proctor'* 126** Bt. 

S T YL.E — Pia n it t e. 

TIME— Sixteen Minute*. 

SETTING—/* Two (Special). 

A' young man, attired in a full 
dress trait, starts off this act with 
an announcement that Madame Bo- 
nana will play on the piano, any 
piece requested by the audience, 
whether popular or operatic and 
would do so from memory. 

The madame Is the double of. 
Sophie Tucker— in size. She wore 
one of these oriental headgears that 
Just leave the nose, month and eyes 
visible. She could improve her act 
by changing her costume to some- 
thing more simple, which would not 
give . the "hokum" impression that 
her present costume conveys. 

Bonana started with a medley of 
late published numbers, while wait- 
ing for the reqnest- slips to come 
np from the audience. Then the 
young man read the requests and 
she rendered a bit of each one called 
for. - - . 

While the playing was not extra 
ordinary, she plays passably well 
and holds interest. 

It was curious, to note, when the 
act was reviewed, that there was not 
one jass or popular number called 
for, bat all were either old ballads 
or Ha—hill selections running from 
Chopin to "Love's Old Sweet Song." 
But, at any rate, the playing pleases 
and that" s what counts. With her 
costume changed and also a better 
finish than was given on Friday af- 
ternoon, the act will be a pleasing 
novelty for the three-a-day. 

G. J. H. 



TRACY AND MOHR 

SETTING— 1* One. • 

THEATBE — Keeneys, Brooklyn. 
STYLE— Bong Writing Team. . 

TIME— Fifteen Minute*. 

Billy Tracy and Halsey Mohr, who 
have quite a few song hits to their 
credit, have combined and are offer- 
ing an act composed of the song hits 
they have written. Both sing pass- 
ably well .and are popular enough to 
go over strong. Their closing num- 
ber, a medley of the song hits they 
are . responsible for, is a sure-fire 
finish. But the act la nothing 
startling. They. are just a pleasing 
song writing team; that's all. 



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RICH AND LEONORE 

THEA TBE— Harlem Opera House. 
STYLE — Singing and Instrumental, 
TIME — fourteen Minutes. 
SETTING — In One. 

Rich and Leonora, a man and 
woman, offer a number of solos and 
duets of the popular type. The lady 
offered a medley of jazz on the ac- 
cord eon. She closes with the accord- 
eon, the man accompanying her on 
the guitar. Both are attractive look- 
ing, but the man should change his 
street clothes in the first part of the 
offering to match the gown worn by 
'his partner. The winging, while not 
poor, lacks style. Perhaps more re- 
hearsing could remedy that 

The two should work out a longer 
routine with their instruments, and 
cut the singing bit down. G. J. H . 



POLLACK AND GIBSON 

THEA TBE— Proctor'* 5th Ave. 

STYLE— Singing and Piano. 

TIME— Fifteen Minute*. 

8ETTING— I* One. 

Pollack and Gibson are offering a 

■ nnt singing and piano act, rather 
weak on the comedy end. Although 
Gibson Is a good nnt comedian and 
tries very bard to get his staff 
across, the material doesn't give him 
a chance- We would suggest a few 
up to date comedy songs and some 
real comedy patter. 

The- only real funny thing in the 
act was the "bananna" song, and 
that savors rather strongly of the 
suggestive. Pollack is a good pian- 
ist, but should eliminate the trim- 
mings. 

What this act needs more than 
anything else is rewriting. S. K. 



CHONG AND ROSIE MOE Y 

THEATBE— Proctor'* 58th Bt 
STYLE— Singing and Doneing'. 
TIME— Fourteen Minute*, 
SETTING— Full Stage (Special). 

Chong and Rosie Moey, are, as the 
names imply, Chinese. Their national- 
ity seems to be their only asset, for, 
beyond being a novelty, the act la as 
ordinary as they come. 

The pair open with a song, follow* 
ing which, the girl offers a single 110- 
pular number. The rest of the act is 
a dance routine- The winging should 
be taken out for neither one of the 
two possess even a fair voice. 

The dances consisted of a waits, 
a one-step, and for the closing num- 
ber, a cake-walk. The last waa the 
best number In the act. 

The offering Is mediocre to an ex- 
treme. G. J. H. 



"THE LITTLE COTTAGE" 

THEATRE— Alhamora. 
STYLE— Musical Comedy. 
TIME— 87 Minute*. 
SETTING— Full Stage (Special). 

George Choos Is the architect who 
designed and built "The Little Cot- 
tage" and if many more such cottages 
were added to vaudeville, that part 
of theatredom would look like mil- 
lionaires row. For that is exactly 
what "The Little Cottage" is, when 
classed with the average musical 
comedy handed to vaudeville 
Choos certainly did not spare any 
expense, for the settings and the 
wardrobe contained in the act are 
splendid. 

The plot of the offering is worked 
ont well. Three principals, Sinclair, 
Dixon and Collins, two men and a 
pretty little blonde girl, sing and 
dance exceptionally well, assisted by 
a chorns of ten. The music of the 
act la also good. One number, "A 
Little Cottarge", is as pretty as any 
musical comedy number featured on 
Broadway. Another, a jazz number 
similar to the published "Vamp" 
number, is good. It stopped the show 
cold here. 

There is one bit in the act in which 
each girl, dressed in costume, repre- 
sents ten different 'holidays of the 
year and some of these costumes are 
breath-taking. G. J. H. 



JACKLAVIER 

THEA TBE— Proctor'* 5th Ave. 

STYLE — Trapes. 

TIME— Fifteen Minute*. 

SETTING— One. 

Jack Lavier, doing a little comedy 
juggling and then continuing his 
comedy while he worked on a trapes 
let down from the loft, registered a 
laugh about every half-minute he 
was on stage. His is a running fire 
of talk about himself and the danger 
of his work, and, done with effort 
directed at Its comedy points and not 
at the personal, be kept bis audience 
chuckling. His trapes work is not 
extraordinary; in fact, he did only 
two real feats on the banging bar. 

Bnt he pleased and got away to 
sincere applause. M. F. - 



WISH WYNN 

THEA TBE— Palace. 

STYLE — Character Btudie*. 

TIME — Twenty Minute*. 

SETTING — One-Tico-One. 

Wish Wynn made her last Amer- 
ican appearance at William Morris' 
American Music Hall, New York, 
eight years ago, and has returned for 
a route on the Keith Circuit, which 
started at The Palace thia week. 

Three of the five characters pre- 
sented were offered by her on her pre- 
vious appearance, with the character 
of the London servant girl standing 
out In this number it would be ad- 
visable for Miss Wynn to wait for 
laughs before delivering the next 
line. 

Opening with a comedy number, 
she goes into a "School Girl" imper- 
sonation in which she bewails the 
fact that, while her mother is gossip- 
ing with a neighbor, she is compelled 
to do the house work and wa.ih the 
dishes. This gets a few good laughs. 
A "Country Girl" study held some 
bright lines and was excellently de- 
livered. The "Servant" followed and 

another comedy number , entitled. 
"Her Oh Her" with a short mono- 
logue, made up the offering proper. 
The applause was so insistent that 
she delivered a recitation. 

Miss Wynn is decidedly English, 
and all of the" numbers are broad in 
construction, giving the audience 
little to ponder over. The material 
is delivered in such a manner that it 
is grasped immediately. Miss Wynn 
is an artiste and will find the Ame- 
rican public eager to pay her a com- 
pliment. 7. D. 



ALLEEN BRONSON AND CO. 

THEA TRE — Qreenpoin*. 
STYLE— Comedy Skit 

TIME — 18 Minute*. ' 

SETTING— Schoolroom in Two. 

Alleen Branson, formerly of Laurie 
and Bronson is doing a new act that 
fits her like a glove. 

In thia act Miss Bronson essays 
the role of a fresh school kid, who, 
despite her youth, holds rather so- 
phisticated views on life She has 
the habit of not being able to tell 
the truth, except when she wants to. 
Her teacher, one of these tall aes- 
thetic women who looks as if- aha 
would be blown away if she ever got 
into a strong wind, tries to correct 
her, but finds it rather difficult to 
do, for Alleen has a mind of her own. 
Finally, Aleen consents to tell the 
truth, and, when she does, it turns 
out to be rather unpleasant for her 
teacher. 

Seeing that she had done more 
harm than good, Aleen Immediately 
begins to lie out of it and, as fate 
would have It, all turns. out to be for 
tbe best 

Miss Bronson plays the part natur- 
ally. She is given capable support 
by the woman who plays the part of 
the teacher. 

A dandy little comedy skit that 
will go anywhere. S. K. 



RAYKOSSAR 

THEATRE — Loew't Delatuxy. 

STYLE— Singing. • 

TIME— Ttcelv? Minute*. 

SETTING—/* One. 

Ray Koasar Is a singing come- 
dienne who has charm, as well as an 
abundance of talent. Her chief value 
as an entertainer lies in her ability 
to sing a song, especially a popular 
novelty song. This la due chiefly to 
her sweet voice, which she' supple- 
ments with gestures both graceful 
and Interpretive 

This, as we understand It, Is Miss 
Kossar's first appearance in vaude- 
ville. Heretofore, her efforts as an 
entertainer were confined to musical 
sbowB in which she worked in tbe 
chorus. More recently the Sbuberts, 
in whose "Monte Ohriato Jr." show 
she worked at the Winter Garden, be- 
came cognizant of her singing and 
dancing ability and took her ont of the 
chorus, giving her a place as a prin- 
cipal in the same show. But she left 
that show of her own accord for the 
purpose of testing her ability in vau- 
deville. 

At this house she sang four songs, 
all of them well; except that the 
first, called "You'd Be Surprised", 
appears to be better suited to her 
- personality than any of the other 
three. For she not only articulated 
the words of this number better than 
she d'd tbe others, bnt she also acted 
the song better than she did the 
others. And as 'for her costume, it 
was every bit as charming as her 
self, consisting, as it did. of a white 
lace gown with a glistening tinsel 
bodice and a distinctive lace hat with 
a doughnut-like vacuKy where the 
crown shonld he 

Mias Kossar's efforts won favor- 
able approval at this bouse, and with 
a little more seasoning and, possibly, 
the assistance of an able pianist an 
an accompanist, she should have litt'e 
difficulty in winning her way to the 
big time houses. M. L. A. 



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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 3. 1919 



STOCK NEWS 



Planing Invasion 
of Coast Summer Resorts 



To Install C omp a nies That Will Ron From Jane T01 September. 
Important Water Places Included n Plans. Negotiations 
for Houses On. 



All 



Charles K. and Barry Clay Biany, 
who for several seasons past have 
operated a string of stock theatres 
throughout the country with no little 
success, are .planning to establish 
stock eompaniere in the leading summer 
resortB and watering places In the 
proximity of New York, next season. 

The towns that will be included in 
the circuit of theatres, should it be 
possible to secure suitable bouses there, 



will be Atlantic City, New port, B, L, 
Asbury Park, Long Branch, Far Bock- 
away, Bed .Bank and the like, not ex- 
cepting the most famous of them all, 
Coney Island. The companies, where 
installed, will open June 1st and will 
run till the 15th of September. The 
repertoire will include light comedy 
and musical plays only. 

Negotions for suitable locations in 
these summer resorts are now going 
on. . ■ 



JOIN PEYTON CO. 

Ctxvxtajfnv Ohio, Not. 28. — The 
Prospect Theatre Stock Company, 
which was taken over to-day by Joe 
Peyton, opens with "Common Clay". In 
his company will he Selmar Jackson, 
Olga Sanson, Mary Daniels, Lillian 
Stuart. Elizabeth Batbnn, Ted Brack- 
ett, John Blake. 



WILLIAMS SWITCHES TOWNS 

ARDEBfoif, Ind., Not. 29.— Ed. Wil- 
liams and his stock company close their 
season here to-night, after a good busi- 
ness run, and switch towns, opening the 
week of December 1st, In Marion Ind. 

W ^^? he BUnduess of Virtue" As the 
attraction. 



• YONKERS HAS NEW LEAD 
The Forbes Players, under the man- 
agement of Forbes and Garroll, added 
a new leading woman to their company 
last week when Jane Salisbury Joined 
them, opening in "The Silent Witness', 
with Gns Forbes playing the leading 
male role 



CUDDY MANAGING Of LAWRENCE 
Eawkehce, Mass., Not. 2T.— Edward 
A Cuddy, -who formerly managed for 
The Keith interests in Union Hill, is 
now managing the Tooney and DeMara 
company at The Colonial Theatre, 
here, his first production being "The 
Story of the Bosary". 



MABELLE ESTELLE I nrm 

Saixm, Mass., Not. 28. — The Empire 
Stock Company, here, under the man- 
agement of Harry Katzes, has a new 
eading lady in Mabelle Estelle, who 
has already become a favorite with the 
Empire patrons. 



JOINS KATZES COMPANY 

■Sauaf, Mass., Not. 28.— Another ad- 
dition to the popular Empire Stock 
Company here, under the management 
of Harry Katzes, Is Richard LaSalUe. 
as leading man ' 

RUMSEY ROSTER SET 
Ear*, Pa^Nov. 28.— Howard Rumsey, 
who opens "his stock company at The 
Park Opera House, here, Monday, has 
In hw roster besides Elmer Brown, the 
director^ Ralph Murphy, Douls Itftton, 
J.. K. Hutchinson and Louis Kimhali 
his new leading man. 

BLANEY.CO. DOING WELL 

ffttmsBAME, Pa., Nov., 24.— The 
r/*^. playee ». appearing at the Nes- 
bitt Theatre, here, haTe established a 
record in receipts for local stock eom- 
pfUU€s - Z hey opened the house to a 
gross of $2400 for the first week. The 
net returns for the second week 
showed $3500. 



GOES INTO MOROSCO SHOW 
Floy Murray, Ingenue, who, for sev- 
eral seasons past has been a favorite 
with stock aggregations, has deserted 
stock this season, to Join the Chicago 
company of Oliver Morosco's "Civilian 
Clothes"- 



DIVORCES IVAN MILLER 

Saw Ftasosoo, Nov. 28.-— Mrs. Mabel 
Miller, at one time a member of the 
Alcazar Stock Co., has been granted a 
divorce from Ivan Miller, at present 
playing , In Minneapolis. Mrs. Miller 
said that, on the stage, her husband 
started in hero parts and played the 
ardent lover but at home he played the 
heavy villain. They were married July 
5th, 1908, and parted July 30th, 1919. 

. CLASSMIRE GETS PLAYERS 

Augnstin Glassmlre, who Is opening a 
company at the Palace Theatre, White 
Plains, has engaged the following play- 
ers: Arthur LaBue, leading man, Har- 
old Hendee. seconds, Arthur Sherwood. 
Juveniles, Fred Barren, stage manager! 
Edwin Felix Brown, characters, Leon- 
ore Phelps, leading lady, Louise Gerard 
Huntington, seconds and characters. 
Glassmlre, himself, will direct the com- 
pany, which opens in "The Cinderella 
Man". 



JOINS NEW. YORK CO. 

Newpobt, b. I.,. Nov. 29.-< Kendall 
weston is to install a stock company 
here on December 28th, opening with 
"Under Cover", be himself directing 
the company. In the cast will be 
Florence Madiere, ■ leading woman, 
Jessie Todhunter, seconds, Margaret 
Manners, ingenue, Florence Gerald 
characters, Albert Hiekey, leads, Ernest 
Howard, character, Hugh Brooks, 
juvenile, Edward Evans, character co- 
median, Thomas Bolfe, general busi- 
ness, and Elbert Benson, stage director. 

JOINS McLEAN PLAYERS 

Ax-row, Ohio, Nov. 29.— Bussel Sage 
Guy Astor, and J. B. Souther, have 
Joined the Pauline McLean Players here, 
under the direction of D. Clark Liley. 
Them company is now In it's fifteenth 
week here and still going strong. Sage 
cornea here from the Brownell players. 

HORN GOING TO AKRON 

It is rumored that T. P. Home, well 
known as a stock manager, will open 
Their company is now in if s fifteenth 
has already contracted for the use of 
one of the new houses now In course 
of construction there. It is expected 
that the company will open shortly. 



TYLER SUES FROHMAN, INC, ■ 
. George C. Tyler and George Arliss 
are Joint plaintiffs in a Supreme Court 
action which they started last .week 
aainst Charles .Frohman, Inc. The 
producing manager and the actor, are 
.seeking to recover, the sum of $4,376.93 
which they allege they were forced to 
overpay in royalties to the ' Frohman 
corporation. 

According to the complaint, the plain- 
tiffs commiaioned the Frohman corpo- 
ration to acquire for them the American 
producing rights to the English comedy 
written by Edgar 'William Deries called 
"The Mollusc." It is alleged that the 
defendant was instructed to obtain the 
play on the lowest possible royalty 
basis terms. 

The Frohman corporation obtained 
the play which Tyler and Arliss pro- 
duced, the latter starring in it, De- 
cember 30, 1918. Continuing, the com- 
plaint sets forth that the terms for 
"The Mollusc' were 7% per cent on the 
first $4000 weekly gross and 10 per 
cent on all amount above that. Under 
these terms Tyler and Arliss accepted 
the play and produced it here. It ran 
from December 30, 1918 to May 17, 1919. 

The total gross receipts were $228,- 
661.25, according to a statement an- 
nexed to the complaint, and the total 



amount paid in royalties to the author, 
through the Frohman corporation, is 
given -as $12,710. ... 

But the plaintleffa claim that they 
should only have paid a total of 
$7,333.07 in royalties to the Frohman 
corporation, for the latter obtained the 
play from the author on a straight 5 
per cent royalty basis. The difference 
between what they paid and what they 
should have paid Is $4,376.93, which is 
the amount Tyler and Arliss are seek- 
ing to recover from the Frohman cor- 
poration. 

Coulter and Bond are the attorneys 
for the plaintiffs, and although no 
answer has, as yet, been filed in the 
action, Bose and Paskus do appear as 
attorneys for the Frohman corporation. 

ENTERTAIN PRISONERS 

After Finishing the week of Nov. 22. 
in Marquette, Michigan, the Rex Stock 
Company, headed by -Rex Shelgrove, 
moved bag and baggage up to the Up- 
per Branch prison, a few miles out of 
Marquette, and entertained the prison- 
ers there with a performance of "Bil- 
ly's Tombstones". In the cast of the 
company are Larry Sullivan, Wm 
Wrenn, William Yule, A J. Cole, Ted 
New man, Isabelle rAnold, Georgie 
Noble and Zana Vaughan. 



CHICAGO NEWS 



WOODS TO BUILD NEW HOUSE 

A new theatre will be built In Chi- 
cago by Al H. Woods, adjoining the pre- 
sent Woods theatre on Randolph Street. 
In constructing the theatre. Woods in- 
tend to build a sixteen-story office 
building, which, together with the 
theatre, will cost $2,000,000 to put up. 

Bnldlng operations will be started in 
February. The site on which the 
theatre will be erected contains 11,000 
square feet. 



GEST AFTER MUSIC HALL 

According to a well founded rumor, 
Morris Gest is endeavoring to secure 
a lease on the Central Music Hall on 
Van Buren street. Harry Martin Snow 
has a lease on the theatre until June 
next. If Gest should successfully close 
negotiations he will place apolicy in 
the place similar to the one now at the 
La Salle Opera House. 



PICTURE HOUSE SAFE BLOWN 

The United States Moving Picture 
theatre was broken into late this week 
and the safe blown and robbed of $300. 
The Janitor who resisted, was bound 
and gagged and was not discovered un- 
til the manager opened the house the 
next day. 

The same evening an attempt was 
made to rob the safe of Guyon's Para- 
dise. The robbers set off two charges 
of nitro-glycerln, wrecking the safe but 
spoiling their own success, as the ex- 
plosion attracted the attention of the 
police. 



JONES GOES EAST 

Aaron Jones, head of the Jones, Lin- 
ick and Schaefer Circuit, has gone east 
to attend a meeting at which the new 
arrangements for the routing of the 
recently acquired Ackerman-tHarrls cir- 
cuit will he made. Reports that Tom- ' 
my Buxchill intended to leave the 
Western Vaudeville Managers' Assodh- 
tion and ally himself with the Marcus 
Loew forces bave been- emphatically de- 
nied here. It is said that the W. V. M 
A. still has a contract to book the 
houses which still has two years to 



' MUST CARE FOR BABY 

Jacob Sebastian, an acrobat, raised 
a row around his bouse when be found 
his wife giving their baby its dally 
hath. Mrs. Sebastian told Judge Fry 
in the Court of Domestic Relations. 
Jacob thought such a practice terribly 
extravagant and hard on soap bills. 
The result was that he was ordered to 
pay $9.00 a week for the baby*p sup- 
port. 



SPINCOLD AND CANTOR BACK 

■Harry W. Splngold and Lew Cantor, 
local agents, have returned from a 
short business trip to New York (Sty. 
Both men went In seach of new ma- 
terial for western bokings. 



BOOKS SENSATIONAL ACT 

(Dolly Matters, who fought for the re- 
covery of a baby which she claimed 
was hers and, following her victory in 
the courts, accepted a week's engage- 
ment at McVicker's theatre, arrived In 
Chicago Friday. She is i waiting a 
civil and criminal action suit in Otta- 
wa, Canada, as a result of attempting 
to kidnap the baby she claimed as her 
own. 



CAMPANINI IMPROVED 

Cleofante Campanini, maestro of the 
Chicago Grand Opera Company, Is ra- 
pidly Improving from his recent serious 
illness andaeording to the latest bul- 
letin published by the physicians In at- 
tendance will be able to be up and 
about within ten days. Campanini was 
removed from the. Congress Hotel to 
the St. Luke's hospital when his con- 
dition became so serious that bis per- 
sonal physician became worried about 
him. Mrs. Campanini is in constant 
attendance with her husband. 



WILL BE BOOKED DIRECT 
Grubel A Trint, said to control IS 
theatres In the Southwest, have lined 
up forces with the Western anderille 
Managers' Association and will, here- 
terial for western booking, 
cago offices. 



SIGNS PRIZE BEAUTY 

Mary O'Brien, the girl who captured 
the first prize in the $10,000 beauty 
contest recently conducted by The Il- 
lustrated News, her pulchritude earn- 
ing her $1,000 has been engaged by 
Edgar MacGregor to appear In "The 
Sweetheart Shop" show which he is 
producing in association with William 
Moore Patch. 



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Publicity 



Every so often an actress comes forth 
with the claim that she doesn't need 
publicity. Usually, it is given with a 
toss of her coiffered head and an out- 
ward spread of the palms, quite in the 
approved manner, the gestures timed 
with the statement that she IsM 
reached a position in life wnere she 
doesn't need it Always, it is the 
actress and never the actor who does 
this and the way of it has no explana- 
tion, perhaps, except the possibility of 
the feminine . mind to make itself be- 
lieve what it wishes to believe. 

Mary Pickford is the latest to add 
herself to the list- In court, recently, 
where she gave an interview following 
statements she made in defense of her- 
self in a lawsuit, she poised the atti- 
tude and announced that she no longer 
needed publicity. And Little Mary 
thereby followed in the identical foot- 
steps of Duse, Rejane, Behan, Ander- 
son, Garter, Fiske, et aL It is to her 
discredit only that she imitated. 

Let the little curly haired one try It- 
Give her just a meagre three months 
out of the papers, magazines and other 
mediums of publicity and see how 
quickly the lustre goes out of those 
golden locks, tears of pique come into 
those big eyes and that wide smile 
fades to a grim, ugly twist. The meta- 
morphosis will be magical. 

Actresses, and likewise acters, if one 
of them happens to get the notion, can 
no more thrive without publicity than a 
morning glory can face the world with- 
out the aid of the sun. They never at- 
tain the position in life when they do 
not need it. Fiske once thought sol It 
is within the memory of present genera- 
tions that "hers then was a season of 
sorrow. The next season she hired two 
press agents Instead of one to exploit 
her. * V * 

RE-ISSUE OLD KEYSTONES 

A recreation of Max Bennett Key- 
stone comedies has been made by 
Triangle and will bereleased through 
the Triangle Keystone Exchanges. Not 
only have new prints been made for the 
forthcoming releases, but the pictures 
have been re-edited, re-tltled and at- 
tractive art titles inserted. New posters 
have already been sent to all the ex- 
changes and each production has been 
modernized. 



TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 

Joan A. Clacedo played at the Or- 
pbeum, San Francisco. 

Edith Sinclair and Ed. M. Favor 
were with the "1462" Co. 

The Association of Vaudeville Ma- 
nagers of America was incorporated at 
Albany by W. J. Gllmore, H. C. Miner, 
James Donaldson, M. 8. Robinson, and 
James Butler. 

Gussie Davis wrote "The Fatal Wed- 
ding". 

" A Woman's Silence" was yiunrocea 
by the Stock Company at the Lyceum, 
New York, with Herbert Kelcey, W. J. 
LeMoyne, Stephen Grattan, Charles 
Walcot Fritz Williams, Fred. Gott- 
schalk, David Elmer, Georgie Cayvan, 
Kathertne Florence and Bessie Tyres In 
the cast , 

"Too Much Johnson" was produced at 
the Standard Theatre, New York, with 
Wm. Gillette, Maude Haslam, Miller 
Kent and Ralph Delmore In the cast 

Cora Routt sang "Come to the Arms 
of Your Baby". 



ANSWERS TO (HIES 



8. Z. — Rena Arnold Is now doing an 
act with a young man by the name 
of Boyle. Maretta Nally Is playing her 
part with Jack Allman, 

W. A. — Buoman and Ardelle were 
with the Ida Van Cortlandt Company. 

T. L. — Julia Arthur did retire from 
the stage, but in 1915 returned after 
an absence of sixteen years, under 
the. direction of the Selwyns in "The 
Eternal Magdalene." In private life 
she is Mrs. B. P. Cheney, Jr. 

D. 8.— There was an act In vaude- 
ville a few years ago titled "The Mar- 
ried Ladies' Club." It consisted of 
five women and was under the man- 
agement of the Botsf ord Enterprises. 

F. T. — "Gamblers All" was present- 
ed by Lewis Waller and Percy Burton. 

Cheater. — Ada Dalton has appeared 
In stock. At the time you mention 
she was with the Poll Hartford Play- 
ers. 

if. B. B. — Ralph Kellard, who has 
appeared In Fox films, formerly play- 
ed In stock and also appeared in a 
few Broadway plays. 

Jim. — Flo Lewis was married to Jay 
Gould. They are divorced at present, 
although they are both appearing. In 
"Chicken Chow Mein." 

A. J. — "The Fashion Minstrels" Is 
Josie Flynn's act Miss Flynn has been 
working in black-face for a number of 
years, and Is the one who appears In 
burnt cork In the act 

O. B. — "A Gentleman of France" was 
produced at Walllck's Theatre. The. 
late Kyrle Bellew appeared In it 

D. M. — Stock was presented at Proc- 
tor's 125th Street 5Sth Street and the 
Fifth Avenue theatres for several 



T. P. /.—"Are Ton A Crook?" 

the title of a production that was open- 
ed at the Longacre Theatre. 

U. I. — May Irwin presented and ap- 
peared In "Widow By Proxy." 

W. B. B. — Julian El tinge appeared In 
vaudeville before he ever became 
known on the legitimate. The Creole 
Fashion Plate has never appeared In 
production. The latter is an Italian 
boy, bis real name, being George Pls- 
zado. 



V. N. — Leonore TJlric Is now appear- 
ing in "The Son-Daughter." She ap- 
peared in "Tiger Rose." 

A. L.— Edward B. Peiper was the 
business manager for Lillian Russell 
at that time. We never heard of any- 
one by the name you give, having man- 
aged the business affairs' tui Miss 
Russell. 

B. P. T. — The vaudeville tabloid by 
the name of "Very Good Eddie" la a 
cendensed version of the musical -com- 
edy by that name. Tyler-Brooke did 
an act with Lois Josephine some time 
ago. 

D. O. — Wellington Cross was mar 
ried to Lois Josephine. She secured a 
divorce during the past summer In 
Chicago. 

Ned — E. H. Sothern appeared In "If 
I Were King" for the first time In 
Boston on Oct 14. 1901. The play was 
presented at the Hollla Theatre, It 
was written by Justin Huntley Mc- 
Carthy. It was revived in 1913, when 
Sothern and Julia Marlowe presented it 
together in their repertoire of that 
season. 

K. L.— WlMa Bennett now appearing 
in "Apple Blossoms", was bom in As- 
bury Park, December 18, 1894. She 
made her debut on the stage in "Every* 
woman" at the Herald Square Theatre 
on February 27, 1911. She has also ap- 
peared In "A Good Little Devil", "The 
Only Girl' and several other pieces. 

Lou. — Arthur Byron played the role 
of the doctor in "The Boomerang". 

8. P. — There are only five people in 
the cast of "The Storm". They are 
Helen MacKellar, Edward Arnold, Ro- 
bert Rendel, Charles Henderson and 
Max Mitzel. 

C. It. K.~~ Wllmer and Vincent 
purchased the Majestic Theatre In Har- 
risburg, from M. Bels and N. Appell 
during August 1913 - At the time of 
purchase it was a legitimate attraction 
bouse. - - ' . 

W. A. J.— Leah Balrd appeared In 
Imp films about six years ago. 

P J. — Joe Rolley, of the team of Gal- 
lagher and Rolley, is the one who works 
in black-face. 

8. /• L. — Kramer and Morton have 
split their act Morton is in Englan d 
and Kramer Is now with "Boly-Boiy 
Eyes". 

/. W. 8.— Lillian Fitzgerald haB ap- 
peared in burlesque. She was with the 
"Roseland Girls" for some time. 

J. K. — 'Dollars and Sense" was writ- 
ten by Porter Emerson Browne, It 
was presented at the Cohan and Harris 
Theatre six years ago with Douglas 
Fairbanks in the leading role. Others 
in the cast were Patricia Collinge, Mrs. 
Stuart Robson, Archie Boyd, Gardner 
Crane and Eduard Gillespie. Alan 
Dinehart played In vaudeville last 
season with a sketch entitled "Dollars 
and Sense". 

O- J.— "Lady Margaret" was original- 
ly presented at Albaaghs Theatre, 
Washington, D. C, on Oct 12, 1888, by 
Effie Ellsler and Company. It was 
written by George H. Jeasop 

b. b— The V. B K. Film Company 
is situated in the Palace Theatre Build- 
ing Annex, at 47th Street and Broad- 
way. 

L. /.—Stanley Houghton was the 
author of "Hindte Wakes" and "The 
Younger Generation." 



RIALTO RATTLES 



IT Wax WW YOUR FANCY 

We understand that Wynn's show is 
a winner. Now, if Wynn's show will 
win, will it be said that Wynn wine, 
with a winner. Or, will Wynn win be- 
cause he won on Wynn's winning win- 
ner. Ton win, Wynn! 

SHOULD GO THERE 

We see by the papers that a bunch 
of actors went to Blackwell'e Island to 
entertain the prisoners. How many of 
these got away after the show? 

WOX SHE, WE WONDER 

Victor Herbert has written a new 
operetta called "My Golden Girl." Does 
he expect that shell be a gold mine, or 
a "Goldlgger." We shall see. 
LET 'ER CO 

If Jack drinks milk, will John Drink- 
water? — If Georgie Cohan quits, will 
Belasco too? — If Belle Baker falls a- 
sleep will Sophie Tucker into bed? — 
If Jack Hughes slips, will Frank West- 
pbal too?— That's about enough. 

UP AND DOWN HAM STREET 

Charlie Grobs, wo Injured his knee 
recently, has recovered. But he never 
expects to have that old kick back 
while there's prohibition. 

Henry Bach, of South America, la vi- 
siting our town. He says the nuts 
grow on trees in Brazil, but do acts in 
"one" In New York. 

Martin Beck has asked for a com- 
muter's rate between New York and 
Chicago. 

Samuel Joffrey may "break in" at 
Ossining this week. Hope you're able 
to "break out", Sam. 

Floyd Stoker has a number of books 
on "How to Become a Naval Officer", 
which hell sell cheap. 

Chic Sale moved to Los Angeles this 
week with all the little chiclets and 
locked up bis house in Fordham. 

Ray Cossage has found her voles 
again:,' after inserting a "Lost" ad In 
-'our b»Bt issue. Use the Clipper ad col- 
umns, i 
OLD SAWS RESHARPENED 

Five per cent to. the wise Is sufficient 

Never count your Bookings until 
they're hatched. 

All the world's, a stage, but all the 
-men and women do not headline. 

HOT STUFF 

The new Pennsylvania Law which de- 
mands that all things on the atade 
shall be flreproofed ought to apply to 
risque manuscript 'as welL . We can 
think of several with such hot lines that 
they're likely to 4>urn up at any time. 

OUR OWN REVUE 

(Entrance of jtrvenile:) 

. I'm the Juvenile young and gay 
At least that's the role I play. 
I'm the Idol of girls at the "pop" 

matinee, 
But off the stage X am wrinkled and 

gray. 
Yet I always feel young when they 

hand me my pay. 

ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER 

How did you enjoy your Thanksgiv- 
ing turkey? Tern, it did cost a lot 
Better start a new savings account for 
that Xmas dinner. 

CIRCUS ENGAGEMENT EXTENDED 

Bavahka, Nov. 20. — Madame Pubil- 
lone's Circus, which has been playing 
here for the past four weeks to unpre- 
cedented success, has bad its engage- 
ment at the Teatro Nationals extended 
another four weeks. An effort was 
made to continue the engagement over 
an even longer period, but the Na- 
ttonale Grand Opera Company has the 
theatre under contract ii«g»«»iwf the 
first of the year. 



14 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 3. 1919 



BLANCHE YURKA will play the 
role of "Understanding" la support of 
Walter Hampden in "The Wayfarer." 

MARION GREEN arrived in New 
York last week from Southampton. She 
will play an Important role in A L 
Krlanger'a production of "Beancaire." 

JANE WIHKATT.EY wffl play the 
part of Pilate's Wife In the pageant 
•TBie Wayfarer" to be seen at the Mad- 
ison Square Garden on December 15. 

BILL, DOOLEY will open soon on 
the. Loew circuit 

FREI> OUPRBZ, the American co- 
s s tdl sn now la England in "Mr. Man- 
hattan", will return to New Tork early 
next year with a new act by James 
Madison. 

EDMUND ELTON has been engaged' 
far the William Anthony MacGuire play 
to be produced by G. M. Anderson. 

WALTER WILSON has been en- 
caged by the Shuberts for "The Mood 
•f the Moon". 

BEATRICE COLLINETTE, an Eng- 
lish- dancer, will replace Ella Danaher 
la "See Saw" when the piece takes to 
the road next week. 

.EDITH KING Joined the . Clifton 
Crawford show, "His Lady ' Friends," 
last week, on a daya notice, as one of 
the principals. 

BERT LA MONT has joined the In- 
ternational Sporting Club, as a patron, 
and subscribed for some of their bonds! 

EDDIE LIVINGSTON Is back at his 
desk again after a weeks absence due 
to an operation on his throat. 

Signor 8. OUDI A, of the Metropolitan 
Opera House, is staging a new ranee 
spectacle for Paul Durand, which will 
bave an ensemble of fifteen people. 

BOX LUKENS, formerly of the 
"ITour Lukens," has organised a new 
casting act In which he himself appears. 
It la known aa "The Four Aces." 

ARNOLD GRAZER and MYRTLE 
LAWLER in their new song and dance 
revue, bare been routed over the Loew 
Time for an extended tour. 

MURRAY* LESLIE, ainging come- 
dian, has been given a route by the 
office. 



ABOUT YOU!! AND YOU!! AND YOU!! 



"THE DELIGHT GIRLS," singing 
and dancing act, has been booked for a 
tour of the Loew houses, 

JACK H ALLEN is being featured in 
■ new act called "The Love Race" 
which has Just been routed over the 
Loew time. 

CHANNING POLLOCK has been 
elected by the Friars to All the unex- 
pired term of John J. Gleasou, as Dean. 

CARL RANDALL, the dancer, who 
left New York recently for Paris, where 
he Is to stage several revues and danc- 
es, has arrived there safely and has 
begun work. 

MAX LOWE la to go to London as 
representative for M. S, Bentham. He 
win make his offices with George W. 
Foster. 

WALTER SCOTT has been elected 
by the Friars to act as Governor, filling 
the unexpired term of Arthur Ham- 

merstein. 

BLANCHE TOMLTN arrived in New 
York last week from London. She Is 
to sing the leading female role in "Mon- 
sieur Beancaire." 



. BOONE Y AND BENT, Vie Queen 
and Co* The Creole Fashion Plate, Im- 
hoff Conn and Correene, James C. 
Morton and Company, Dotson, and 
Bamsdell and Dayo were on the bill of 
the Sunday night concert at the Man- 
hattan Opera- House last Sunday. 

CORNELIA P. LATH BOP is doing 
the press work for Adolpb Klauber. 

BEATRICE - OOLLONETTE made 
her American debut in Henry W. Sav- 
age's "See j3aw" on Saturday afternoon. 
She Is an ''English -^ianeer who was a 
protege of Sir Herbert Tree. 

BERNARD GRANVILLE, Howard 
and Clark, The DuFor Boys, Blossom 
Seeley, Williams and Wolfus, and Ben- 
nett and Richards were on the bill of 
the Sunday night concert at the Cen- 
tury last Sunday night. 

HARRY SOTHERN, a nephew of E. 
H. Sothern, is to be seen in the cast of 
"There's a Crowd," when it opens at 
the Cort Theatre. 

JULIE HERNE has been engaged for 
the role of Anna in "The Night Refuge," 
by Maxim Gorky, with which Robert 
W hit tier is to open the Russian drama 
season at the Longacre Theatre. 

LEON ERROL sailed from. England 
last week and will appear lit a new 
Zlegfeld production upon arrival in this 
country. 

ULY S. hi ll has been appointed 
general manager of the Proctor Thea- 
tres In Albany. 

ARTHUR and ROSE BOYLAN have 
been engaged by Matt Gran to appear 
in a new revue to open in New Or- 
leans. . 

MAY RUBINI, formerly of the team 
•f Bubini and Martini, will soon ap- 
pear in a new novelty single on the big 
time. — 

HOWARD KYLE by unanimous 
consent, was elected to the second vice- 
presidency of the "Fidos," which held 
its meeting last week at the Gaiety 
Theatre. 

CAMPANINI, Director General Of 
the Chicago Opera, Is in the hospital 
as the result of a nervous breakdown. 

HENRY BROWN, o Brown, Bartell 
and Wesley, has been examined by Dr. 
Ernest H. King, a Government phial- 
clan, of 240 West 73d Street, who 
ordered him to stop work immediately. 
The act will continue without him for 
the remainder of the season. 

ALBERT HAYES, formerly press 
agent for the Veal Brothers shows, will 
open a museum in Atlanta, Georgia, the 
first of the year. 

The Ewart Twins have cancelled 
their vaudeville booking in order to 
open a dancing school In Terre Haute, 
Ind. v . 



G. FIELDS who has been se- 
riously ill, has recovered sufficiently 
to be about and rejoins his show in 
Terre Haute on Dec. 4. 

Mr. and Mrs. WOLFOBD (Queenie 
Dunaden) received a baby boy on Nov. 
2L 

DOROTHY T1ERNEY has been en- 
gaged for "My Golden Girl," the new 
Victor Herbert operetta. 

WILLIAM JOSH DALY has been 
engaged as business manager for the 
Robert Denning Company. <•'-' 



HELEN VAN HOOSE, last season 
with/The 13th Chair," has been con- 
tracted' for the same play la her oW 
role for 82 weeks. 

BELMONT AND WILSON, the 

vaudeville team, have opened! a dancing 
academy in Trenton, N. J., under their 
real' names of Charles B. Bitter and 
Clarence'- Wilson. 

OTTO GORITZ received bis allien 

passport last week. . 'i v 

WILLIAM B. FREEDLANDER is 
writing the music and lyrics of "Caught 
In the Rain", which was once used by 

William Collier. ' : ; 

ROSE MORRISON and WALTER 
EDWIN, formerly with "Dark Rosa- 
leen" have been signed for the cast of 
•^Sunshine". 

BILLY BEEGHER has dissolved 1 his 
producing partnership' with 'Robert 
Haines and has in preparation a new 
act with seven people and a jazz band. 

HARRY KLINE, after an absence of 
several months on the Pacific Coast as 
general manager of Universal City, re- j 
turned to New York last week and it is 
rumored will return to Dillingham. 

CLARA TICE, canceled two engage- 
ments last week when she Quit the 
"Greenwich Village Follies" and an- 
nounced that she had broken her en- 
gagement to marry Bobby Edwards. 

MARTY WARD~and ANN MAYO 
have been booked by the B. F. Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange and opened at 
Holyoke, Maes. 

FOSTER McSWAINE will manage 
the. new theatre In construction at Ok- 
lahoma City, Okla. 

PEARL WESTON filled in for Dolly 
Davis, the soubrette with "Broadway 
Belles" during the latter's Ulneaa In 
Worcester. 

H. P. GENTRY will continue to lie 
the general manager for the Sells-Floto 
Circus next season despite rumors to 
the contrary. 

GEORGE GATTS returned from 
Chicago Monday and begann casting 
his new production "The Katzenjam- 
mer Kids." 

LORA hill has been engaged by 
George Gatts for an eastern "Daughter 
of the Sun" company. 

MARJORIE DAULTON has been 
added to the cast of "The Revelations 
of a Wife." 

EDWARD C. BEATTY! la General 
manager of the ButterOeld circuit and 
not Harry Eearl as was recently re- 
ported. 

EMMA DUNN, who created the role 
of "Anglle" in "Old Lady 31," is on her 
way to the coast to portray the same 
role In Screen Classics production- of 
that play, in which there will be an all 
star cast — - 

MARGUERITE SEVERN has been 
added to the cast of "Linger Longer 
_Letty." •- 

IRVING PICHEL has been engaged 
by the Shuberts to stage The Mood 
of the Moon."' . ' 

FREDERICK HOFF is now musical 
director of "Nothing But Love." • 

MAX FERDINAND TRANKNER 
has filed suit for divorce against Paul- 
ine Rachmaw Trankner, alleging de- 



BLEANOR ROBSON (Mrs. August 
Belmont) will read the special scrip- 
ture; lesson at one of the' Sunday ser- 
vices in St. George's Episcopal Church 
in the near future. 

CASEY and Ackerman will open on 
the small time soon in a new novelty 
sister act ' .-..■;-;./:'.- 

EDDIE POWELL and: Joe Worth 
Will do a new black-face act 

ROBERT HEARD(has brought action 
for divorce against Sylvia" .Heard. 

MISS DUPRE,' of De Rue and Dn- 
pre, fell and sprained tier wrist while 
playing Toronto, recently: .- 

eric zardo was compelled to 
cancel Cincinnati and Louisville be- 
cause of illnes and was filled in for by 
Billy Snoen. > 'f 

PIERCE KBEGAN, of Keegan and 
Edwards, la the "Follies," was out of 

the cast for a few days last week 
visiting his mother, who was ill in 

Cleveland. . 

ELLIS' ANTKBS was married to 
Sophia Rosenthal en Nov- 26. 

DELLA HAYDEN, for the past three 
years in the publicity, department of 
Famous-Flayers, was married to Wil- 
liam Guggenheim in .Chicago last week. 

RONALD ROSBBRAUGH, who 

plays the Juvenile role in Emmet 
DeVoy s' act has had his name changed 
to John Sterling. 

WILLIAM A. PAGE has Just sold. 
a new play called "The Hope of The 
House" to the Frohman Amusement 
Corporation. Jack Sherrill will star 
in the piece, to be produced soon. 

olive WALKER has been booked 
with "The Follies pf the Day" to 
understudy the principal women. 

MAUD POWELL, the violinist 
while appearing in St Louis hist week, 
collapsed on the stage of The Odeon 
Theatre, after completing her reper- 
toire. She was rushed to the Bates 
Hospital. 

LENNOX PAWLS, John Clarke, 
Spencer Trevor, Robert Parker, Ivan 
Servals, Marlon Green and Blanche 
Tomlin will be seen in the cast of 
"Monsieur Beancaire" when it is pro- 
duced here. 

WALBRT 8. WILLS was married 
on November 15th, while in Denver. 

CLARK'S HAWAIIANS have been 
booked for a tour of the entire Loew 
Circuit 

MILTON S. HARRIS, in advance of 
the Southern "Under Orders" company 
is back in New York, A. H. Woods 
having called the show off the road. 

ROSE NIBUR and AURIBL LUTZ, 
two dancers formerly with the Isadora 
Duncan troupe, have opened a dancing 
school in New York, and are out of 

show business for the present 

BRISCOE and AUSTIN are break- 
ing in a new act written for them by 
James Madison. ' 

FRANK FOLSOM, who was out 
ahead of "Fiddlers Three." has organ- 
ized hia own dramatic company, which 
is presenting - "Thou Shalt Not" on the 

road, ; "•-- "- 

SYBIL VANE; now playing' the Or- 
pheum Circuit is engaged to marry 
Leon Gonlque. .' r;,'- 



December 3. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



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SHOWS MUST 




GALLAGHER ISSUES LETTER 



Agents, managers and all other per- 
sons connected with the circuit .must 
stop "knocking" shows, according, to aa 
order sent. out last week by General 
Manager George W. Gallagher, shortly 
after be took office as an official of the 
American Wheel. A close tab will be 
kept in the future and. Gallagher says 
that reports of "knocking" will be 
dealt with very severely; Following is 
the letter, as sent out: 
Dear Sir: 

There seems to be a happy faculty 
among the managers and agents on the 
American Burlesque Wheel to knock 
tbe show either behind or In' front of 
them. In tact It has come to tbe at- 
tention of this of flee that in many in- 
stances'' the attraction then playing, 
when asked by the house manager, 
"How is next week's show", will come 
back with the reply, that "Oh it is not 
so good, or it is a rotten show" or 
some other knocking phase, which 
leaves a bad taste in the house ma- 
nager's mouth. This, I know personal- 
ly has happened in several instances, 
and we want It stopped at once. 

If you. cannot say a king word for 
the attraction behind yon or ahead of 
you, don't say anything. A close tab 
will he kept on this in future and any 
reports coming Into this office will be 
dealt with accordingly. It should be 
our aim to boost one another, and each 
others' shows, as this is the particular 
line of business that we are now mak- 
ing our bread and butter by. So, gentle- 
men, please govern yourselves accord- 
ingly. Yours truly. . 



MIDCIE MILLER RETURNS 

Mldgie Miller returned to New York 
from London last Saturday morning. 
She arrived in Portland, Maine, the 
•day before. ' 

Miss Miller was under contract for 
a six months engagement In London, 
bat worked only seven days at tbe 
'finish of the first revue. Her contract 
also called for a Paris engagement and 
ran for ten weeks, with an option ot 
six months, which the managers took 
op. She was to work In London ac- 
cording to her contract, but they wanted 
her to work In the Province and- she 
refused. She received her salary each 
week but did nothing until a week be- 
fore her contratc ran out. 



BOXY WATSON SICK 

Billy (Beef Trust) Watson, was 
taken 111 while playing the Cohen 
Theatre, Newburgh, on account of the 
cold stage. His undeitsudy bad to play 
his part. ...-■..' 



ROSE WANTS NEW TRIAL 

New Orleans, Nov. 27.— Attorneys 
for Lew Rose, manager of the Dauph- 
ine Theatre, - who several weeks ago 
was found guilty of permitting lewd 
dancing and conducting a disorderly 
bouse on the stage 'of his burlesque 
theatre, have been given a Tew days 
grace to tile a motion for a new trial. 

The time limit of flteen days expired 
Tuesday, but Judge Arthur Leody ex- 
tended the time. Rose probably will be 
sentenced this week. In the event of 
tbe court refusing to grant a new trial, 
the burlesque manager's attorney's will 
appeal the case to the uSpreme Court 



PRIMA DONNA QUITTING 
Hacker sack, N. J., Nov. 29.— -Kath- 
erlne Pearl, prima, donna of the Al 
■Reeves Show, 'win give up the . lease 
on her home. In this place the first of 
tbe year and will move to Morrlatown 
with her family It It said that Miss 
Pearl will in all' probability retire from 
show business at tbe close of this sea- 
son to marry Capt Andrew Silver, of 
the ftlth Division. '. , !i 

• VV-' nl .. ■*•.' - ..; 



FLAYED TO $8,000 

Phiuidhjpjiia, Pa;, Dec 1. — Stone 
and Plllard but week broke all records 
for tbe Bijou this season. They did 
over $5000. The previous record was 
less; than, $4000 held by the Edmund 
Hayes Show. 



WATSON DOES S3.000 

<PotT0HXEEra>E, N. Y., Dec. 1. — Billy 
Watson's "Parisian Whirl" did nearly 
$3000 in three days at Gohn's Theatre, 
a record for burlesque here. 



NOW OWN THE YORKVILLE 
~H.urtlg and Seamon, who own two- 
thirds of the Yorkville Theatre, on 
East 86th Street, purchased last week 
from tbe estate of Sadye Hurtig, the 
other third. 



LA VAN TO CLOSE 

Harry S. La Van will close with Al 
Beeves Big Show at tbe Casino, Brook- 
lyn, next week. 



SHOWS ADD TO CASTS 

Tbe following performers last week 
Joined different burlesque shows: 

-Harry Conndaire with "Oh, Frenehy", 
replacing Jules Jacobs, The Biff Bang 
Trio with the "Blue. Birds'", Eugene 
West at Kabn's Union Square, replac- 
ing Jack Gibson, Tenny and Austin 
with Pat White Show, replacing Let- 
ford and Simons, Sadie Rose at Kabn's 
Union Square, replacing Grace Sey- 
mour, and Grace Tremont, with the 
"Monte Carlo Girls", replacing Kitty 
Warren, who. leaves to he married. All 
were placed by Ike Weber. 

Lydia Jopsy and Boy Sears joined 
Barry Hastings Big Show, Jack Dillon 
"Oh Frenehy", Mr. and Mrs. Falotico 
and Ray King the "Bathing Beauties", 
Elliott and Elliott, Victoria Kay e, Wal- 
ter Mann and H. A. Saunders tbe Felly 
Stock Baltimore. Tom Robinson, Gra- 
ham and Randall and Spear- and 
Swarta with tbeGayety Stock, Phila- 
delphia, and Perry and Elliott and Bert 
Scott with the Dauphine Stock, New 
Orleans. They were placed by Lew 
Redelsheimer. 



VIRGINIA WARE MARRIES 

Watebbubt, Conn . , Nov, 28. — Virginia 
Ware of the "Best Show In Town", 
playing the Jacques Theatre this week, 
was married to Robert Edmond, a sales- 
man, of Hartford, Thanksgiving Eve 

OPERATE ON DOT BARNETT 

Dot Barnett (Mrs. Mike Kelly) 
sonbrette of the "Cabaret Girls", was 
operated on at her apartments in the 
I/Ongacre Hotel last Friday. The 
operation was a success and the patient 
la recovering rapidly. She will be oat 
•again nest week . Margaret Wood la 
playing her part in the show. -'.. 



NEW AMERICAN 

OFFICERS GO 
INTOJFFICE 

WILL BUILD UP CIRCUIT 



All the recent changes reported in the 
"Clipper" an having taken place In the 
directorate and executive offices of the 
American Burlesque Circuit, became an 
actual fact hut week when a special 
meeting of the officers was called and 
the changes nwtde a matter of record. 

At this meeting, the resignations of 
George Peck, as president- and a di- 
rector ot the circuit, was received, as 
was the resignation' ot William V. Jen- 
nings aa secretary and treasurer. 
Charles rFanklyn, director ot the cir- 
cuit also resigned. 

After the resignations were passed 
upon, the following officers were elect- 
ed, I. H. Herk, as president, to succeed 
George Peck,. George W. Gallagher, as 
treasurer and general manager, to suc- 
ceed Jennings. The board of directors 
are now I. H. Herk, George W. Gallag- 
her, "Doc* Lothrop, Judge Muller, Sam 
Levy and Warren B. Irons. Tbe di- 
rectors elected are Gallagher, Irons and 
Levy. Nathan Burkran is secretary. 

John P. McSweeney, who resigned 
his position hut week with the Colum- 
bia Amusement Company, has been ap- 
pointed auditor of the American. 

[President Herk, who took office at 
once, made an announcement that It 
was the Intention of the officials to do 
away with the present weak spots on 
the circuit add surplant them with 
god houses. They are also going after 
the shows that are not up to standard 
and everything will be done to put 
shows in tbe proper shape, so that they 
will meet the requirements the circuit 
will call for. 

Another meeting of the Board ot Di- 
rectors will be held Friday of this week. 



PLAN BIG ENTERTAINMENT 

A big entertainment by the Burles- 
que Club, will be held in tbe club rooms 
Saturday night, for which great pre- 
parations are being made B. F Kahn, 
treasurer, will have erected at his own 
expense a portable stage, with scenery 
and courtaln, so that his entire com- 
pany can present a part of this weeks 
show. There will also be a number of 
other acts to entertain. There will be 
refreshments. - 



LOU SIDMAN RESIGNS 
At a meeting of tbe Burlesque Club 
held in the rooms last Sunday, Lou 
Sldman resigned as secretary In order 
to accept the management of Gallagher 
and Bernstein's "Bathing Beauties". 
Harry R utter was elected In his place 
and took office at once. Thirty-two 
new members were received at this 
meeting. 

M1NSKYS ADVANCE PRICES 

The Mins'ky Brothers have advanced 
the price at their National Winter Gar- 
den to seventy-five cents top for the 
matinee and a dollar top at night Sue 
Mil ford opeoed at that home last week. 
Ruth Rolling has closed. 



WEINGARTEN'S SHOW 
WELL COSTUMED 

SHOULD BE WINNER 

I. M. Welngarten haa given us a new 
Star and Garter show this season which 
includes now scenery, costumes, several 
novelties, three new principal* and pleats* 
of light effect*. He calls the first part 
"La BeUe Fares" and It to la three- 

The burlesque la called "Putting It 
Over." In this there la lots of comedy. 
pretty girls and handsome costumes ta> 

be aeen. 

Bar Read and Charles Burns are the> 
comedians. These two boys were with 
the ahow laat- e aa a o n and both have Im- 
proved greatly la their work. Neither 
depends on misfit clothes to get laugha, 
but works hard all through the perform- 
ance. Read does Irish, he la a g oes' 
'"mugger," his dialect Is funny and be Is) 
amusing. Burns, a fast Hebrew, msh— 
a good Impression, hla style of work dif- 
fering from others In hla line. 

William Bovls Is doing "straight." He 
Is a tireless worker, a neat dresser aa£ 
can talk. 

Bert Ball does a French role and car- 
rlea It out well. He also wosks "straight" 
in several porta of the show. Be makes) 
a good appearance. Howard Paden. a 
dancing Juvenile. Is a new member and 
fits In very nicely. Ho dresses weU snd 
look* the Banna. 

A really pretty and attractive prima 
donna la Florence Darley. who was a 
decided success at the Columbia Monday 
afternoon with all her numbers, which 
she rendered exceptionally well. She 
was In good voice, read her Unas nicely 
and displayed beautiful gowns. She la) 
tbe style of prima donna patrons Ilka. 

Klara. Hendrlx. whom we have not seen 
In burlesque for several years, breezed 
right Into favor aa the Ingenue. Tola 
lady Is unusually pleasing to look, at, has 
a pretty form, can read lines and knows 
how to put a number over for encores. 
Ber costumes are bright and In good 
taste. She registered a success at this 
house. 

A bright vivacious and ahapely little 
soubrette Is Chubby Drlsdae. who Just 
dashed out and put her numbers over 
with a bang. ' Dancing and singing Is fun 
for ber and that's why they like her In 
burlesque. She smiles prettily and won 
her way right over ths foot lights. 8ho 
also wears dainty dresses of a pretty 
color scheme. 
- Pauline Hall Is In several scenes and 
doea very wall. But In a specialty, aha 
shows her real worth. 

The first part Is mostly specialties. 
numbers snd bits, wan Interwoven. Miss 
Darley and win Bovls offered a naat duet 
early In the show that was well received. 
. The "bomb" bit was weU done and 
went over nicely as offered by Read, 
Burns, Paden. Bovls. Hall and the Mls.ee 
Drisdals and Hendrbc. 

The "Honesty Is the Best Policy" bit 
won favor the way Burns, Bead. Paden 
and Miss Darley got It over. 

Burns, In a talking specialty in one. 
went over very well. He haa good ma- 
terial and knows how to seU It. It Is 
rather difficult for anyone to gat an oat 
of this order over at this house. But 
this boy did, and they liked It. 

Miss Hendrbc, In a dress suit, offered a. 

singing specialty with Miss Driadale that 
raglstered. Both girl* looked well snd 
put the number over right. 

The "Scotch" bit was amusing as pres- 
ented by Read. Burns, Bovls and Miss 
Darley. 

Bert and Pauline Hall, In a specialty. 
opened with a song which finished with 
a neat dance. Aa aa encore, they offered 
society dances most grafefully. 

Florence Darley followed with a sing- 
ing specialty. In which she offered two- 
numbers. Ber French number "Oui Out 
Marie" was never sung better at this 
house. She offered It Tory artlstleallr 
an daa the writer "of the song most cer- 
tainly wanted It sung. This lady baa Im- 
proved in both her work and appearance 
since we last saw her. 

The "Agreement" bit pleased as offer- 
ed by Bovls, Bead and Barns. Ths boys 
worked It up weTI. 

Klara Hendrlx, In a singing specialty. 
wss another bit. Her number was of- 
fered In a rich contralto voice, seldom 
heard at ths Columbia and her way of 
getting a number over Is original. 

Welngarten haa a good looking lot of 
glrla In the chorus and haa spared bo ex- 
ponas In costuming them. The dresses 

are pretty hi design and color. The 
numbers have been wan- staged and the 
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girls work nicely In them. 

U bright, guttering in colon, and pie 

lag to the eye. 

The Star snd Carter Show has a goodl 
east of pr incip als, pretty girls and every- 
thing to make It a winner for Its owner. 

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GEO- FRIEDMAN STARTS 

HIS OWN BUSINESS 



■ Ihndj Inr . t ad and Float* Equm. 
pad Office OiWMdL QsswtasT^ 
With Frindi 



George Friedman's music publishing 
offices at No. 165 West 47th 8tr. were 
thrown open to-day. Not for the trans^ 
action of business, bot just to give the 
music man's many friends an . oppor- 
tunity to look over Mb finely equipped 
plant and to give them the chance to 
: . W his hand - and wish him the 
greatest success In his new undertak- 
ing. From eleven In the m«irt«Tg until 
late afternoon the rooms were packed 
with people prominent In the theatrical 
and musical world, all of whom ex- 
pressed the greatest admiration for the 
model establishment and unhesitatingly 
predi ct ed an instantaneous success for 
the new publisher. 

No business was transacted during 
the entire day. Just a fine time was 
enjoyed by alL There were cigars for 
the men and dainty souvenirs for the 
ladles, who were If possible even more 
enthusiastic than the men. 

The new Friedman offices are lo- 
cated in the very heart of the theatrical 
district and occupy three entire floors 
In a mo dern building. Ttw nrsi. floor 
la given over to Mr. Friedman's office 
and the professional rooms, seven In 
n limber, an well lighted and ventilated 
and with a window in each. Mai rooms 
are large and open off a good sized re- 
ception room. Jlmmie McHugh, the pro- 
fessional manager, also has an office on 
this floor. 

The second floor will be occupied by 
the bookkeeping and executive offices 
with a large and well arranged ship- 
ping room In the rear. The third floor 
has been fitted up In the front for the 
arrangers with rest and recreation 
rooms In the rear. There is a smok- 
ing room for the men and a lounging 
room for the women, finely fitted up 
and with each is a dainty wmte tiled 
bath room. 

George Friedman has had a long 
and varied experience in the music bu- 
siness, commencing in the Jobbing end," 
then going as manager of a string of 
retail stores owned and controlled by a 
combination of publishers and followed 
this by becoming business manager of 
one of the big popular publishing 
houses. His next and last position was 
that of general manager of the Mc- 
Carthy ft Fisher Co. retiring from that 
firm to embark In business for himself 
Mr. Friedman has met with success in 
all his previous positions, and at the 
head of his own business where he 
has surrounded himself with a capable 
and efficient staff he should soon take 
a prominent place among music pub- 
Ushers. 



-VAMP" IN ED. WYNN SHOW 

"The Tamp," the big Leo Feist Inc. 
nore H j song hit is scoring a big success 
In the new Ed. Wynn show. 



>MORE HAS NEW HIT 

Skidmore, professional ma- 
of the Skidmore Music Co. who 
several yeeks ago sold for bis firm the 
song "Cant Get Lovin* Where There 
Alnt Any tore," has -released a new 
one which he says is the biggest blues 
su ccess ever Issued by his firm. It is 
called "Never Let No One Man Worry 
Tour Mind" and Skidmore says it is the 
: number of the Mad ever published 



COOK A HIT WITH "S WEETTES" 

Jack : Cook, who Is now on "the Or- 

pheum time Is scoring a big bit with 

the new Harry Tan Tilsex song, 

"They're AU Sweeties." - ... * r? ' 



"PICKANINNY BLUES" READY 
The McKlnley Music Co. has released 
a new high <*l««a heWa iTflritltlfld "Picka- 
ninny Blues" by Harold Frost and F. 
Henry KHckman. 



WEST Of BURLESQUE 

Eugene West, the songwriter, has 
gone into burlesque and this week is 
appearing as straight man with the 
Ben Kahn Union. 8q. company. 



"KITTY KELLY" Qgiwaam 

"Pretty Kitty Kelly," a new song of 
the famous "Annie Booney" type, has 
Just been released by the A. J. Stasny 
Co. It Is a typical Irish waits number 
and is by Harry Pease and Ed. G. Nei- 



ARKANGER PLACES SONG 

Lester Stevens, for the past six yean 
musical director for Bert Levy's Prin- 
cess theatre and arranger for the Feist 
San Francisco office has Just completed 
a song Fox trot ballad entitled "The 
Time Will Come" with words by Mau- 
rice Gunsky. It has been accepted for 
publication by the Leo Feist Inc. house. 



"BEAUTIFUL NIGHTS" SC«»~ 

"Beautiful Nights," a new waltz song 
recently released by Chas K. Harris is 
being featured by' many of the best 
vaudeville singers. Lillian Herleln and 
Ida Brooks Hunt are two of the latest 
to put it on and both are meeting with 
much success with it. 



HOWARD HAS NEW SONG 

Joe Howard has Just completed a 
new song entitled "Look Out For the 
Big Barshee." Chas. K. Harris will 

publish it 



VINCENT SONGS FEATURED 
Boss Gornsin's Novelty Syncope ters 
have become a feature at Belsenweber's 
and are ™» w "g quite a hit ylth two of 
Nat Vincent's numbers. One written in 
conjunction with Leon Flotow entitled 
"Daa-de-Dum" and the other written 
With Blanche Franklyn called "I Know 
A Band That Needs No Leader." 



LEE DAVID MARRIET*. 

- Lee David the songwriter and com- 
poser was married on Sunday, No- 
vember 30th to Miss Beatrice Hoff- 
man, a young school teacher of Brook-. 
lyn, N. T. The couple are spending 
their honeymoon, travelling in the 
South. 



VON TILZER HAS BIG HIT 

In "Carolina Sunshine" Harry Ton 
TUxer has not only one of the biggest 
bits of the season but one of the biggest 
selling successes he ever published In all 
bis long career in the music business. 



BERNSTEIN STARTS A 

$50,000 LIBEL SUIT 

Sue* Joe,. W. Stem A Co. **i-t~^ , _ 
i Ha Was UfcsaM ft* Oais of Their 

Trade Circular. 



Louis Bernstein, the music ""■", has 
brought a suit at law against Jos. W. 
Stern and Edward B. Marks, co-part- 
ners in the music publishing firm of 
Jos. W. Stern ft Co., in which be claims 
damages to the amount of $50,000, al- 
leging that be was libelled in one of 
their trade circulars. .. ' 

The suit is an aftermath ot the dis- 
pute several months . ago.' between 
Stern ft. Go. and Bernstein • oyer the 
publication rights of the song "Dixie 
Is Dixie Once More." Both firms pub- 
lished a song of that name, Stern ft 
Co.'s being by Leo Turner and James 
Carp, white the Bernstein song was by 
Tracy and Plnkard. The matter of the 
song's ownership Was brought before 
the Music Publishers Protective As- 
sociation and finally after atrial was 
settled. The songs themselves, as 
usually Is the case with conflicting 
numbers sunk Into oblivion in so far 
as wide popularity is concerned and 
while both received' considerable 
mention while the conflict was on, little 
has been heard of the number since. 

At the time the conflict was on Stern 
ft Co. sent out a circular in which 
mention of the number was made and 
which also contained some statements 
which Bernstein evidently construed 
as 'a libeL He thereupon consulted 
attorneys, Messrs. House, Grossman & 
Torhaus, who drew up the papers and 
started the $50,000 action. 
. The Stern A CO. attorneys have not 
as yet filed their answer so there can 
be only speculation as to when If ever 
the suit reaches the trial court. 

If that time ever should come, one 
thing is certain, there will be a record 
breaking attendance. 



HARRY DE COSTA WITH FEIST 
Harry De Costa, the pianist and 
composer, has Joined the professional 
staff of Leo Feist Inc. His professional 
work win probably be of but short dur- 
ation as he Is pfawmng to re-enter 
vaudeville as the accompanist for Adele 
Rowland. 



WOLFE GILBERT Of DETROIT 
L> Wolfe Gilbert is now playing at 
the Orpbeum theatre in Detroit, which 
makes his second week In that dry. 
Last week he appeared at the Regent, 
enjoying a most successful engagement, 
despite the fact that he was handi- 
capped by the painful injuries be sus- 
tained when he was thrown from his 
automobile In a collision the pr e vious 



MISS HERMAN WITH ART MUSIC 

Miss Augusta Berman, for several 
years in the Harry Fitzgerald office, Is 
now with the Art Music Co. 

; . GOODWIN WITH GILBERT 

Harry. Goodwin, who has been with 
Jos. W. Stern ft Co. since his return 
from France a few months ago,- as- 
sumed the duties of advertising and 
publicity director for Gilbert ft Fried- 
man Inc. this week. Goodwin held a 
similar position With Gilbert up to the 
time he entered the army, early in 1018. 

NEW GILBERT SONG READY 
"That Beloved Mother of Mine," a 
new song by by Wolfe Gilbert and Edna 
Wlrllnis, based on a new Robertson- 
Cole photoplay-feature is now ready. 
Despite the alliance with the film the 
song is In no way dependant upon the' 
picture for success. It is already being 
sung by. many well-known singers. 



FEIST OPENS IN PROVIDENCE 
Leo Feist Inc. has opened a branch 
.office in room No. 511, Caesar Misch 
Bonding, Providence. Walter Part la 
in charge. 



IMPORTANT MEETING CALLED 

An important meeting of the members 
of the Music Publishers' Protective As- 
sociation has been called for. to-night 
(Wednesday) at the offices of the as- '■' 
sociation in the- Columbia Theatre 
bonding. Only the heads of firms are 
to be admitted and an important mat- 
ter In connection with the music roll 
end of the music business is to be 'taken 
up. 

The meeting was called as the re- 
sult of a request from Lee Roberts, the 
composer and Vice President of the Q. 
R. S. roll manufacturing company, that 
the organization meet President Plec- 
ther of the Q. R. S. Just what questions 
are to be taken up are purely matters 
of speculation but at present there are 
some big matters developing In the 
music roll end of the Industry, which 
during the past year has grown won- 
derfully. The word roll business, a 
department of comparatively recent 
origin, has grown to enormous propor- 
tions and the Q. R. S. company has in 
this end of the business alone amassed 
a fortune in a few short years. 

The word roll is in a different po- 
sition than the ordinary roll or even 
phonograph record as the copyrighted 
words can be restricted and the ex- 
clusive rights disposed of to such firm 
or company as the copyright owner 
elects. This gives the recording con- 
cern that purchases the Tights from 
author or owner a monopoly in so far 
as that particular composition is con- 
cerned and that fact is giving music 
publishers a subject for considerable 
thought these days. 

Some big events are shaping in the 
music business these days and the 
music roll end is at present right In 
the limelight 



WITMARK SONGS AT PALACE 

Last week, next to closing, on one of 
the strongest bills ever presented at 
The Palace Theatre, The Creole Fashion 
Plate, registered one of the biggest 
double header hits of bis career — the 
first for himself — the second when he 
sang, and by the way, its first bearing 
at this theatre, "Let the Best, of the 
World Go By," the latest by those well- 
known writers, Ernest B. Ball and J. 
Keirn Brennan. 

According to the reception it received, 
it is destined to go over for one ef their . 
greatest sellers and as far as the Creole 
Fashion Plate is concerned, it Is sure 
to remain one of the outstanding 
features of this artist's repertoire. 

Besides the above he is also intro- 
ducing "California Nights," a delightful 
novelty song, of which he is co-author. 
Both are published by M Wltmark * 
Sons. 



BERLIN TO RESUME TOUR 
Irving Berlin, the songwriter and 
publisher, who -was booked for a 
twenty weeks' vaudevUle tour, which 
he cancelled after the second week is 
going to make a second try at the two- 
a-day game. He will open on Monday. 
Dec 15th, at the BoyaL 



NOT THE SAME MILLS 

Jack Mills, the music publisher, an- 
nounces that the Irving Mills that 
recently Joined the Jos. W. Stern ft Co. 
staff, is not the Irving Mills that is 
connected with the Jack Mills Inc. 
music bouse. Irving Mills of Jack Mills 
Inc. is the brother of Jack and is now 
on- his way east after a succ e s sf ul busi- 
ness trip to the coast. 



December 3, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



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FOREIGN NEWS 



Bishop dKj^biidQn Heads ;.' 

New Licensing Movement 



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of Agitation u to Hmrinate Managers of Smut Show* and 
P re ve n t Crooked Managers From Escaping the Law. 

Labor Ministry to Be Interested. 



SCOTCH DON'T LIKE JAZ 

London, Nov. 29. — Bee aPlmer and- 
Frisco wouldn't have a chance In 8061*' 
land or Ireland, according to dance 
promoters who hare been trying to 
introduce the Jan dance in both those 
places. Licenses have been refused at 
the various dabs and the strains of the 
Jazz band have been termed "Intoler- 
able," "suggestive and indecent" by the 
Vigilance Association and the Dublin 
(Recorder. 



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•■■- London, Eng., Nov. 29. — The Bishop 

"of London is at the bead of a new agi- 

:y -tetlon which has been started here by 

■ gnu ...... 

. , a convention of all theatrical interests 
-and the Public Morality Ommlttfe, for 
the licensing of all employers of actors, 
. actresfes, and kindred artists. The 
' .purpose of this movement is not -to cen- 
sor acjtors or managers, but to elim- 
tnate all the filth and scam from the 
theatrical world. 
. There are also other parties to the 
movement,' namely, the' various thea- 
trical organizations, such as The Acton 
Association, Touring Managers Associ- 
ation, i The Variety Artists Federation, 
and even the West End Managers As- 
sociation. The movement is being given 
the widest publicity possible all over 
the country . 

' -Sydney Valentine, Chairman of the 
Council of, the Actor's Association, re- 
v la ted at a recent meeting, several cases 
that had come to his attention, In 
which' members of traveling revue 
companies and chorus girls with these 
camps pies -had been misused, insulted, 
and left stranded by conscienceless 



"managers'.. It Is the purpose of the 
movement to make* such 'actions im- 
possible. As matters stand now, a man 
can take ont a company, play for two 
or three weeks, then change his name 
and the name of his show. If the show 
falls, or If' it should not meet the ap- 
proval of the censors, the members of 
the companies are left high and dry 
without any means . of redress. The 
Actors Association has tried to force 
these men pay what they owe, but, 
owing to the lax license laws, have been 
unable to do so. 

The Intention of this conference is to 
bring the matter before the Lord 
Chancellor and start a movement for 
legislation In this direction. If this, 
can be done the entire power to license 
and supresa all shows, managers, and 
companies will be given to the Labor 
ministry which is being interested in 
the movement. The various theatrical 
associations will furnish the necessary 
policing forces for watching the actions 
of all managers, and, by this means, 
would assure theico-operation of all in- 
terested in bringing about a descent 
state of affairs in the theatrical world. 



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< GABY TO "QUIT" 

Londok, Eng, Nov. 28.— According 
to reports which have been circulated 
here, 'Gaby Eteslys has retired from 
the stjage -forever, except for charity 
performances. These rumors, how- 
ever, are generally thought to be Just 
another ope of the yarns of Gaby's 
press ageri t. 
: It was -ertso reported that she was 
about to be married; but when ques- 
tioned about her future husband, she 
did not seem able to give much In- 
formation about him, which also gives 
rise to the belief that her press agent 
has been kept busy of late. 



CURZON TO JOIN EADDI£ 

London, Eng., Nov.. 28. — Frank 
Curzon will be associated, with Den- 
nis Faddle when the latter resumes 
his role of actor-manager of The 
Royalty Theatre . Together, they will 
produce a revival of "The Admirable 
Crichton," by Sir James Barrle. 



REINHARDT 1 



UNVEIL IRVING MEMORIAL 

London, Eng., Nov. 28. — A beautiful 
memorial has been unveiled- here and 
dedicated to the memory of Mr. and 
Mrs. Laurnce Irving, who lost their 
lives in the sinking of The Empress 
of Ireland in 1914. 



iBx&tnr, Germany, Nov. 29. — Last 
night {saw the opening of Max Beln- 
hardt's massive playhouse, considered 

the largest-theatre in Europe with 
the exception of Termini's new Opera 
House, now in course of construction. 
The theatre seats 4,660 people com- 
fortably and has a stage 141 feet deep 
end 128 feet wide, considered the 

largest in the world. »• .• -- ' ■ 

The- opening _ spectacle was "Ores- 
tea," si Greek ufey, produced as origin- 
ally played- in the Greek. The theatre, 
although an inclosed auditorium, with 
perfect acoustics, is so lighted and 
hes been invested with effects that 
give it the atmosphere of an open air 
amphi -theatre. 

MOSS MAN GO 

. London, Eng., Nov. 29. — Percy Bran- 
ning, who, prior to the war, was bill- 
ing manager and booker— of -the Moss 
Empires- Limited, has given up his 
office position In -fa vo¥ of the stage. 
He will be seen In the music halls. 



BEN FULLER IS HERE 

London, Eng., Nov. 29. — Ben Ful- 
ler, of the Fuller Enterprises, of 
Australia, is now in London arranging 
for the productiOB of some of the best 
revues and dramas now in. town in his 
theatres. He has already secured "A 
Love Marriage," and he is negotiating 
for more. 



PEGGY O'NEILL GETS *? ' " 
London, Eng, Nor-' 29.— Peggy. O'- 
Neill, .the American actress, whose 
-Peg" In "Peg of My Heart" created a 
stir en the ether side, Is: to he the lead- 
ing lady for Robert Courtridge's latest 
production "Paddy, or the next beat 



WILL DO "THE RED MUX" 

London, Eng., Not. 29.— Leon Pol- 
lock, Babe Welch and Larry CebeDos 
are - interested In the production of 
"The Bed Mill," an American musical, 
comedy by Henry Blossom. According 
to reports, the piece, which was 
secured through J. D. Enn, of New 
York, at to be produced at the Hippo- 
drome, Derby, on December 22nd, 
prior to a London season. 



DECLARES 10% DIVIDEND 

London, Eng., Not., 29.— The yearly 
profits report of The Variety Theatres 
Consolidated Ltd. for the year ending 
September 30th, gave as the profits for 
that period, the sum of $100,009. A ten 
and one-half per cent dividend was de- 
clared by the directors. 



- COCHRAN IS TO SAIL 
London, Eng., Nov. 29.— C. B. Coch- 
ran, the producer, has announced that 
he will sail for America on December' 
14th, his purpose being to hunt desir- 
able plays and talent foe London pro- 
ductions. Cochran, who has been en- 
joying success with modified rFench 
translations of Parisian hits, will try to 
put a crimp in his rivals by securing 
some very successful and promising 
American plays. 



CENSOR MAKES TROUBLE 

London, Eng., Nov. 29. — "The Dear 
Little Devil", which Peggy rPimrose 
produced, and with which she was to 
begin the management of the St 
Martin's Theatre, has put her in hot 
water, in as much as the censor has 
found fault with it and it will have to 
be revised before it can -be shown. 
Allan Aynesworth is associated with 
Miss Primrose. 



"SYLVIA'S LOVERS" READY 

London,, Eng., Nov. 29. — Captain H. 
Harwood will take over the Ambas- 
sador's Theatre early in December, 
when Miss White's lease expires and 
will present a new comedy with music 
called "Sylvia's Lovers". Bernard Bolt 
wrote the music to the play, which Is 
an adaption by Cosmo Gordon Lenox 
of Marivaux' "Le Double Inconstance." 



DROPS AMERICAN TOUR 

London, Eng., Nov. 29. — So great 
has been the success of ' Lowell 
Thomas' travelogue, especially "The 
Allenby and Lawrence Travelogues", 
that he has been forced to postpone his 
American tour in order to fill some 
new dates In the Westend houses of 
London. 



"CRIMSON ALIBI" OPENS BIG 
London, Eng., Not. 80. (Special)— 
"The Crimson Alibi," from the pen of 
George Broadkurst, American author- 
manager, opened here but night, and 
was accorded a wonderful Deception. 
The play is an extrordinary mystery 
play. Broadbnrst himself superintend- 
ed rehearsals. In the cast of the piece 
was Joan Webster B rough, daughter' of 
Sydney Brough and Lizzie Webster. 



CONTRACTS CAUSING TROUBLE 
London, Eng., Nov. 29.— It la sp- 
. parent that the settlement between the 
Actors Association, the Theatrical Man- 
agers Assocatlon, and the Tearing Man- 
agers Association, was not aa peaceful 
as it first seemed, for now comes a rift 
in the clouds that protends anything 
but peace. In fact it looks as If a atorfa 
were brewing. 

The' cause of all the commotion » the 
schedule of clauses In the new Actor- 
manager contract, which goes Into ef- 
fect on December 22nd. 

The majority of toring artists, upon 
finding that ' the new contract get 
them nothing more than they already 
had, Immediately began sending let- 
ters and telegrams of disapproval to 
the Council of the Actors Association, 
voicing their, sentiments rather stren- 
uously. To cap ail this, there comes 

from the Touring Managers Associa- 
tion and the Theatrical Manuagers 
Association, notice- that the contract 
must be totally reconsidered. Con- 
sequently matters are in a somewhat 
chaotic state, waiting the final . out- 
come of the issue. 

There Is no doubt bat that a refer- 
endum will be taken among the actors 
to determine their position In the mat- 
ter. Should the majority decide that 
the new contract la undesirable, a new 
fight between the two organ 1 rations 
will undoubtedly take place. Should 
the Council of the Association declare 
the schedule' of clauses, In effect as 
a contract, there will be a rupture In 
the organisation, for many sub-organ- 
isations of provincial actors have 
voiced their sentiments In favor of 
seccession, if there be no improve- 
ment In the genera Istate of affaire. 

The chief cause of most of the dis- 
satisfaction lies In the difefrence be- 
tween allowances made for rehearsals, 
nodes, layoffs, and the like, in the 
touring contract and Abe west end 
actors' contract. 

This Is considered by most of the 
members' as unfair, and consequently, 
they are sending In their prot ests on 
the matter. Some have even refused 
to pay further dues until the matter 
has been satisfactorily arranged. 

The meetings of the Association 
have continually refused foil pow er * 
to Sydney Valentine, chairman of the 
Council, for arranging a settlement In- 
sisting that the matter should be dis- 
cussed and voted upon by the entire 
membership at a mass meeting bald 
for the purpose. This has not been 
definitely decided upon as yet 



JOE COLLINS HAS NEW PLAY 
London, Eng., Not. 29. — Robert Evett 
is to produce a new play shortly called 
"Our Peg", in which Jose Collins is to 
be featured. The play Is from Charles 
Reades 'Teg Wof flngton" and "Masks 
and Faces'. The libretto has been 
written by Edward Knobloch. Captain 
Harry Graham wrote the lyrics and the 
luslc is by Eraser Slmson. Oscar Achae 
will take eare of the staggiBg-aad will 
have In his cast Bert Coots, Vernon 
'Davidson, Julias Knight,- Tom Shale, 
Alice- Busson and Jessie Lonhen. 

CROCK SAILS FOR AMERICA . 

LoNUONr Eng, Nov. 29. (Special) — 
G rock, the famous French down, set 
sail today, aboard the Cannsnis, tor 
New York, where he is to appear at 
the Palace. Percy Betes, of the N. 
V. a:, his sole agent u sccompanying 
htm. — 



TO DO "TREASURE ISLAND" 
London, Eng., Nor. 29. — A produc- 
tion of Robert Louis Stevenson's 
famous story "Treasure Island" is Do- 
ing planned for Christmas, to replace 
the perennial production of "Peter 
Pan." Herbert Jay Is planning the 
production at The Kiagsway. [The 
piece was first produced in New York 
at the Punch and Judy Theatre i 
years ago. 



"VERY IDEA" GOES ON TOUR « 
. London, Eng., Nov. 29.— -The Very 
Idee,", an American play produced lover 
here by Albert DeConrrille, whlcr.' was 
forced out of The St. Martins beskust 
of another contrite for the bouse, has 
been pot on tour for « month, with A 
Easton Pickering In the leading sot* 
ss he was In the St Martin*. 



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A— Willi* Walker la a corker paddling hla 

•'■ canot. 
O — I've heard of Willie, too, 
A— He'a always wooing whan eanoalne, 
B — Ho apanda hla time on the river, but 

that's all he'll apend. 
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B— Ha always come* back with the tide they 

.-: say, 
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A— He always walta a little whll* for the 

tide to turn. .' 
B — And ho keeps some girlie waiting, too, 
A— A kissing agitator he It a willing waiter, 
B — But no one can glv* him tips in his 

•'.. canoe, • "' 

A— You wont nsed a watch or compass, 

take a calendar along. 
B— That la one sport I'd never care to Itam, 
A — And he will teach you more of wooing. 
b — Than he will about canoeing. 
Bpth— Waiting for the tide to turn. 



DOUBLEi VERSION- Boy I Girl 

B — Have you ever eeen me In my little red. 

canoe? 
G — I've heard a lot of you, 
B — It Is a dandy and Irs handy, 
G — I'm so nervous whan canoeing, and I'll 

warn you now, 
B — But I will never rock the boat I vow, 
G — Why do you keep the glria away as long T < 
B — I have to anchor when ths tlds Is very 

strong. 



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B— I a I way a wait a little while for the tide 

to turn, 
G — And you keep some girlie waiting, too, 
B— I know 1 you'll -Ilka ths water ilka eVry. 

' mother' a daughter, 
Q— Do you have to pay a tax on your canoe T 
B — When I get a chance to hug, of course 

111 never hug the chore, 
G— That I* one (port I wouldn't car* to 

learn. 
B — And I will' teach you more of wooing, 
G — Than you will about canoeing, 
Both — Waiting for the tide to turn. 



Extra Catoh lines 

A— Once my old daddy ssld I did right, 
B — He stands on ths brldgs at midnight, 

A— They aay each boy has sold his fllwer, 
B — Now I *e* them Ford the river, 

' A — The girlies have gained lota of know- 
ledge, 
B— I hear they have closed the coilogti 

A — I have mat all the small town peaches, 
B — Now they aay you comb the beaehea, 

A — One day a Joy Line steamer stranded, 
B — One girl at a time you landed, 

A — And many old maids' hearts would 

quiver, 
B — Up around the (local) river. 



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"RISE OF SILAS LAPHAM" 
NEW THEATRE GUILD 
PLAY, RATHER WEAK 



"THE RISE. OP SILAS LAP- 
. BAM" — A comedy In (our acts by 
Lillian Sabine, adopted from the 
hoof of the same title ijy William •■ 
(Dean Howells. Produced at: the - 
Oarrlck Theatre by The Theatre i 
Guild. Inc. Tuesday evening No- 
vember 25. 1919. 
» , CAST , 

SUaa Uaeham James K. Hackett 

rfatty Hubbard. Milton Poo« 

x-erals T J «r K *'" Grace Hendersoi 

Katie .....Kcl HamUtoi 

muton Rogers Henry Stillmsi. 

reaeiopo Lapham. .Marjorle Vonnegui 

ircne r^ pham Grace Kneh 

hot Corey Noel IrMUv 

Anna Bellnghara Corey (Mrs 

tsromfleld Corey)... Helen Westle> 

Sromfleld Corey Walter How* 

Nanny Corey Mary Blab 

±My Corey Grace Ad* 

^dlth Kingsbury Mildred KeaU 

tin. Henry Bell ingoam. Nell Hamilton 
Charles Belllngham . . .Richard Abbot* 
Mrs. James Belllngham.. Sara Enright 

James Belllngham William Nelson 

Mr. Sewell Ersklne Sanforo. 

Mrs. seweu Mary Tru« 

Mr. Seymour... Robert Donaldsoa 

Robert Chase Walter Gee. 

Mr. Dunham Henry Traver» 



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•The Rise of Silas Lapham" la a play 
that should please all of the pure souls 
who have been pleading for plays without 
beds or bedroom chatter. The- only re- 
ference to a bed in this play la made by 
the estimable Mrs. Lapham in the last act, 
when she remarks that she . is glad to 
be living In Lumbervllle now and sleeping 
act. at a party given by the Coreya. Silas 
la her soft feather bead. Hardly is there 
a soul who could take umbrage at the re- 
ference to what seems to have become the 
dramatic root-of -all-evil. In. fact, so 
clean Is thlsplay. that when, in the third 
act, at a party given by the Corey's, Silas 
La pham manages to fill up on punch with 
the accent In It and utters th e w ord 
"damn'' in the presence of a clergyman, 
the ahoked divine beats a hasty retreat 
from the room as a sort of rebuke to the 
loose-tonued Silas. 

The story is an easy one to follow and 
remember. Silas Lapham, who, earlier 
in life, was a stae coach driver, Is now 
In affluent circumstances through the 
"Persia Brand" paint which he discovered 
in life, was a stage coach driver, u now 
In affluent circumstances through the 
and manufactures. His wealth Is In the 
neighborhood of tl.ooo.ooo. His family 
consists of his wife, Persls. after w hom 
his brand of paint is named, and two 
young daughters. Penelope and Irene. 

All Is running smoothely with Silas 
when, suddenly, he begins to meet with 
business reverses. A new house that he 
is building, valued at $100,000. bums down. 
proving a total loss to him because he 
carried no Insurance. He also loses a . 
great deal of money In the stock mar let. 
and, last but not least, la on the verge of 
losing his paint business. Then, too, both 
of bis daughters fall in love with the 
same man and. when finally the young 
maa Is about to marry Penelope, sister 
Irene having faded out of the affair, the 
patrician parents of the youn man Ob- 
ject to the marriage. _. 

This does'st suit Silas Lapham at all. 
which he rises to explain to Mrs. Corey. 
the young man's mother, in a denouement 
scene in the third act that, was about the 
most interesting part of the play. There 
Is a happy but weak ending. ._ 

James K. Hackett played Silas LaphaBfc. 
in a most finished manner, and he knows - 
dramatic tricks he knows, and he knows 
many, to make bis role a definite and dig- 
nified one. He succeeded too. Mrs. Lap- 
ham was delightfully played by Grace 
Henderson. Marjorle Vonnegut, as Pene- 
lope, acted with poise and grace, while 
Grace Knell, as sister Irene, acted well In 
spots. Noel Leslie, as Tom Corey, son of 
patrician parents, acted his part extremely 
well. Others worth mentioning are Helen 
Weatley, Walter Howe and Henry Still- 
man. 

Philip Moeller staged the play wen and 
Lee Slmonson Is to be commended for the 
excellent and convincing scenery and 
costumes he designed. 

"The Rise of SOaa Lapham" la an old . 
fashioned comedy that has nothing par- 
ticularly worthwhile to recommend It ex- 
cept Its -old fasbionedness. 



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"CAESAR'S WIPE"— A comedy 
in three acts, by W. Somerset 
Ma u gh a m Presented by Florence 
Eiegfleld. aV the Liberty Theatre, 
Monday evening. Nov. 24, 1911. 
CAST ' 

Sir Arthur Little Norman Trevor 

Roland Parry Ernest Gtendsnnmg. 

Henry Pritchard.. .Harry Green 

Richard Appleby.' M. P. 

• . .".'.T. Wlgney Pereyval 
Osman Pasha. . .Frederic De Belleville 

Mrs. Etheridge.. Margaret Dale 

Mrs. Pritchard HUds Spong 

Mrs. Appleby....... Mrs. Tom A. Wise 

Violet .....\..-.. Billy Burke 



Blllle Burke returned to the stage last 
week In a new comedy by W. Somerset 
Maugham, his second of the present New 
York s eason. Incidentally. The scenes are 
laid In Cairo and the play, true to an- 
nouncement, "reveals a touch of the grim 
Spartan will of ancient Rome In an atmo- 
sphere of velvet softness". 

Aa usual when Miss Burke's mood draws 
her back to the spoken drama, every pre- 
caution waa taken so that her reappear- 
ance should be impressive. In the leading 
role, she had "t» impersonate the young 
bride of an elderly British official who. to 
complete the Quotation which begins with 
the plays title, was above suspicion, al- 
though through three acts of the fiction, 
she travelled on very dangerous ground. 

The principal merits of Mr. Maugham's ' 
play were the fluent writing which he put . 
Into it and the well studied character ot 
the diplomat, and his lady. As a play. 
"•Caesar's Wife", after all. proved Very 
little. Few of this English authors plays - 
da It was the •admirable staging and act- 
ing of the piece by an American company 
which assured it what success It may at- 
tain on the American stage. 

Miss Burke's girlish Impersonation 
added raaterinly to her charm. There was 
not much Indicated beneath the surface, 
but, outwardly. It was cleverly handled. 
Norman Trevor, as the diplomat, gave a 
praiseworthy characterisation. Others who 
contributed toward the performance were 
Frederic De Belleville, 'Ernest Glendln- 
ning, Hilda Spong and Margaret Dale. 

"ROSE OF CHINA" _ M 

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"THE ROSE OF CHINA"— A 
musical comedy In three acts, book 
by Guy Bolton, lyrics by P. G. 
Wodehouse. music by Armand Tec- ' 
sey. Presented by Comstock ft 
Guest at the Lyric Theatre, Tues- 
day evening November 26, 1919. 
CAST 

Dam Tong .Paul Irving 

Ton Ka ..LooAe Browne! 

Ling Tab Jane Richardson 

Ftng-Fang-Lee Stanley Ridges 

Tsao Ling William H. Prtngla 

Tommy Tilford Oscar Shaw 

Wilson Peters Frank Mclntyre 

Polly Baldwin Cecil Cunningham 

Priest Leo Dwyer 

Chung.;. Thomas E. Jackson 

Grace. Hobson Cynthia Pero 

Mrs. Hobson. Edna May Oliver 



With two Oriental pieces playing along 
Broadway, "The Rose of China", the third 
of the current list, which blumed- forth at 
the Lyric Theatre last week, judging from 
the applause It received, bids well to take 
Its place among that class of theatrical 
plants which will bloom for many seas- 
ons. 

In plot, the new piece is a good deal 
more aggressive than musical comedy 
plots usually - are. It has been woven, 
with considerable skill, by its two able 
collaborators, about the romantic adven- 
tures of several Americana In the Flowery 
Kingdom. - By a streak of chance, the 
handsomest of these American fall Into 
marriage and later Into love with the di- 
minutive daughter of a Chinese dignitary. . 
Unfortunately, he already had a fiancee in 
his own country, and that presents a dif- 
ficulty, which requires many songs add 
dances to solve. 



"APHRODtTE"— A Bpectacu- 
lar play In- three acts .and . 
seven scenes bused uponMbe 
novel by Pierre. Louys. ^WTy- 
ten by Pierre Frondale and 
George C Haxelton. Music by 
Henry Fevrler and Anselm 
GoetaL Presented by Comstock 
, . and Ges t. " at the Century 
.'Theatre, Monday evening,. 
December 1st, 1919. I ' 
CAST 

Timon Frederick Macklyn 

Phrasilas Richards Hale 

Horatlus Mayne Linton 

Naukrates Etleane Glrardot 

Theoxenes. .............Robert Aj-rton 

(William Oedney 
Edward Nacht 
William Holly 
Wallace Jackson 

Bubastls William McNeill 

Berenlko Haxel Alden 

Officer of the Guard, Nikolai GlovaUki 

Demetrios McKay Morris 

Ampells Rita Gould 

A Beggar Renwick Roget 

A Donkey Boy Basil smith 

Korlne Suiette Gordon 

Ioessa .Mabel Allan 

Fruit Peddler Arnold Tan Leer 

Fish Peddler Lester Bweyd 

A TOung Sailor... Richard Schwendler 

A Snake Peddler William McNeal 

A Youth Edward Howell 

-Fish Peddler Lester Bweyd 

Harhlngir Khyam Mark Loebell 

Myrtls .: Annette Bade 

Rhodoclela .Carolyn ' Nunder 

Nane Haxel Miller 

Dorkas Louise Blanld 

Parthenis Mai Path 

Clonarlon Agnes Tate 

Krobvle... Gladys Morrison 

Pyralis Augusta Magruder 

Bacchys... Maude Odell 

Chrysis... Dorothy Daltoa 

Aphrodite Mildred Walker 

Tester .....Henry Cllne 

Mnals .....Vera Leonard 

toussarian Shirley Wards 

**«iwi ..;. Patterson Dial 

Chlmsrls ........Hope Sutherland 

Chlmerls... .Lucille Da Verne 

TounI ......Judith M. Voselll 

Melltta'a Mother. Basel Woodhuil 

EuaTke Genevieve Dolaro 

Singer..., Martin Breval 

Chief Butler Clarence Redd 

Djala .' Paorl Arendlne 

Bamshl... .....Loraa Mayer 

Aphrodasla... ...Mile. Dasle 

Old Sailor.... William McNeal 

High Priest Guy Collins 



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The long expected "Aphrodite" of 
Pierre Louys, a production which would 
have been seen here some years ego 
had it not been for the wax, was .finally 
presented Monday night and proved to 
be a verttable kalidoscope of pagan 
beauty. There la no doubt that the 
Century Theatre, which In Its time has, 
boused many no ti cable spectacles, never 
before held one 'that could equal this 
creation In artistic value. 

Numerous actiats, drawn from the 
four corners of . jSie world, have been 
employed for months In preparing this 
-production. One of the formost spirits 
in the creation of that form of art 
shown to this country as the Ballet 
Busee. Michel Fokin, was persuaded to 
leave his native- country and come to 
our shores to invest the poses, and 
dances with some of his acknowledged 
genius ;_tbe alluring scenes were paint- 
ed in the great scenic studios of the 
Harkers, of London, and cos turners of 
many nations, beaded by nop. other 



than Leon Bakst, have combined, line 
and color to flash and sway "cf§ the 
moving figures In the sensuous 'legend. 
The story, based on Louys' note! of 
the same name, has for Its textfve a 
thread woven about the love!** the. 
Greek sculptor Demetrios for 9MiGal*> ' 
ilean' courtesan Chrysis. Aa&*3«b la ' 
his passion for her beauty^ 2 
Greek accepts the condltlona.»B 
poses, which are the theft of th¥«w 

orVAphrodite's statue in her .temple; 
the theft of the olden comb a*. Qfteenj 
Microtis from the bead of the* priest- 
ess and the stealing of the tfmESSS 
ror from Thrace. These are S^stes#Ss> 
the sculptor must commit before the * 
courteun will call him her lovw. 

Through scenes of splendor" end 
warm color the action rises and rises 
until, finally, the climax is reached at 
the Feast of Baccheys when the priest- 
ess discover* that the silver mirror of 
Trace has been stolen. In bar rage, 
she demands the death of the slave 
girl, who, dolled by excessive in- / 
dulgence in wine, fails to deny her \ 
guilt. So she is crucified on the pillar * 
of the temple and her body raised, to 4 
the view of the carousing' and horror 
stricken revelers. Then comes the re- t 
Jection of the courtesan's love by the * 
man who had struggled for it 'and the * ' 
sip of poisoned honey that brings) death. 

Although beautiful to the eye as - 
"Aphrodite'' is the producers have em-, 
ployed other talents to accomplish the *■ 
. wonders in stagecraft which they have ■*? 
wrought Tee role of the heroine is » 
played by none other than Dorothy 
Dalton, familiar to thousands^ as an 
emotional actress of the cioewe- In 
this, her first speaking role, ifiir plays 
with remarkable warmth and- intel- 
ligence and moves with a ~gsaee which 
imparts to every motion andpnse on- '• 
common dramatic st ajsMsi sssSg MSKSw 1 
Mbrris, who has not been seen en the 
New York stage for several sfiss m 
made the sculptor a romantic figure. 
And there were a host of officers, 
equally brilliant, including Lucille La 
Verne, Richard Hale and Basel' Alden. 

"Aphrodite'* and its creators were ac- 
claimed by a critical and representative 
audience, which filled every seat in the 
big play bouse with vateemm k ap- 
proval, and the whole project gave 
eloquent testimony to the taste and 
liberality of the Messrs. Comstock and 



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. MINSKY. COMPANY GROWING 

The stock company at sflhaky's Na- 
tional Winter Garden has oeen enlarg- 
ed in the past few weeks and now has 
a cast of thirteen principals. Last week 
there were six. women and seven men, 
who offered a ' two-act comedy called 
"The Girl 1 Met at Cherry's" and 
"Good Ship Martha 8." There was 
plenty of action In both parts. In the 
revue scene at the close ot the first 
part, many specialties were offered by 
the! principals. ■'.'...'. \ 

In the cast were Frank Mackey, 
Jack SbargeL Dave Shafkin, James X. 
Francis, Boy Sears, Jack Perry, Ted 
Davis, Both Boiling, Babe Wellington, 
Grace White, May Kelly, Trankle 
Lloyd and Sedel Bennett 



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She is now in vaudeville. How did she get there? Well, not so very long 
ago she was in the chorus of the "Monte Christo" show at the Winter Garden. 
There the Shubwrto discovered her ■*"g"it and dancing talent; took her out 
of the chorus and made a principal of her in same show, billed her as such— ( 

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Palace — Blosgom Seeley — Bothwell 
Browne and Bathing Girls — Beatrice 
Hertonl — Bennett ft Richards — Vie Qulnn 

££ . \ NEW YORK CITY 

n K e nMe — McLettan 4s Canon — Koun 
Slate* — Rooney. Bent & Co. 

ilal — C. T. Corson Octette— Boy 
am* Co. I ' -■ '.* '---" v^ 

_aambra — Duval ft Symonde — Choac 
ft ICoey — Ruth Roy — Bertram ft Saxton — 
Iraboff, Conn ft Coreene — "Over Tour 
Heads." 

R oy al— Bailey ft Co wan— Fallon . ft ■ .- 
Brown — Horter Miles ft. Co.— Dotawn— . 
J. Blighty Girls. 

BROOKLYN. N. Y. 

Orpheum — Permaoe ft Shelley— Prosper 
A Moret— J. Hashes ft Duo— Wm. Bock 
ft Co. 

Buahwlck— "*5000 A Tear"— Jackie ft 
Billie— Burxell ft Parker — Chas. .IrwlB — 
Ara Slaters.' 

•BALTIMORE, MD. 

Keith's— Nitta Jo— Diamond * Brennan 
— Emmett DeVoy & Co.— "An Artistic 

Treat" — Marconi ft Fltz gibbon — 'Wire ft 
Walker— Leona UMar- Miller ft Mack— 
Kinney ft Coreene. 

BUFFALO. N. Y. Eq 

Shea's— Mullen ft Francis— Emma Ster- 
ens— Krans ft Lasalle — 6 Klrkamlth 
6lstera. ^j.i ._. .- : r 

BOSTON 

Keith's— Clark ft Bergman — Morgan 
Dancers — Al. Raymond — Barbette — Swor 
Bros. — H. ft Q. Kusworth — Linton ft 
Lawrence — Tuscano Bros. 
CINCINNATI 

K.lth'a— Elisabeth Murray— Dickinson 
A Deacon— Moran ft Wiser— "Rubevlll*" 
— McMahon ft Chappelle— Dave Both— 

B. ft P. Mayo. 

CLEVELAND 

Hippo— Jack Inglls — Herman ft Shirley 
— B. ft E. Stanton — Cummins ft White — 
Valeaka Suratt ft Co.— PhU Baker— 
Aileen Stanley— Valerie Berg ere ft Co.— 
Breen Family. . 

COLUMBUS . 

Keith's — U. S. Glee Club — Countess 
Verona — B. ft B. Adair — Juno Salmo. 

DETROIT 

Temple — Owen McGlveney — Solly ft 
Bonfhton— Bobbe ft Nelson— Maria Lo— 
Jack Hanley— Margaret Tonne — "Fouls 
Girls"— J. C. Morton ft Co. ■ 

DAYTON • 
Keith's— Primrose 4— Zardo— AsMey ft 
Dietrich — Belle Baker— Beatrice Morgan. 
GRAND RAPIDS 
Em pre bo V era Sabine ft Co.— Clark ft 
Verdi— "Kiss Me"— Frank Gordon— Lil- 
lian Herlein. 

HAMILTON 
Lyric— Allen Sogers— Chas. Ahearn ft 
Co.— Lew ft Gene Archer— Ed. E. Ford— 
"Jim the Jazs King." 

INDIANAPOLIS 
Keith's— Eddie Ross— O'Neill ft Keller 
— Camilla's Birds — Bert Melrose— Harriet 
Remple ft Co. — DeWolfe Girls. 

LOWELL 

Keith's— JuffKUna; Nelsons— "On the 
High Seas" — Fenton ft Fields — Crawford 
ft Broderlck — Lncy Bruch— Holmes ft 
Holliston. 

MONTREAL 
Princess— Ryan ft Healy— Ann Gray — 
Lee Kohlmar ft Co. — J. C. Nugent — Bow- 
ers, Walters ft Crooker — C. Sebastian ft 
Co. 

PORTLAND 
Keith's — Gruber'a Animals — Brtsene ft 
Rauh — Henry B. Toomer ft Co. — McDer- 
mott ft Heagney— Eddie Borden ft Co. 
— BicknelL 

PHILADELPHIA 
Keith's — Dream ■ Stars -r- Valletta's 
Leonards — Page, Hack ' ft Mack — J. ft 8. 
Leonard ft Co.— Joe Laurie — Jaixland 
Naval 8— Sheldon ft Daley. 
PITTSBURG 
Davis — Jack TjiVler — Oljrmpla Desval- 
lea — Kane ft Herman — "Magic Glasses" — 
"Reckless Eve"— Sidney Phillips. 
PROVIDENCE 
Keith's— Fred Berrens— Herbert's Dogs 
— TKe Brlants — "Flirtation"— Jean Adair 
* Co.— May Wlrth Plpp ft Co.— Whiting 
& Burt. 

ROCHESTER 

Temple— Oliver ft Olp— M. ft J. Dune- 
din — Mlna Payne ft Co. — Geo. McFarlane 
—Werner Amoros 3 — Hamilton ft Barnes 
—Lewis ft White — Joe Cook. 
SYRACUSE 
T e mpl e Edwin Geo rge Great Rich- 
ards. 

TORONTO 
Shea's— Walter Brower— Bert Earl ft 
Girls— ElMa -Morris— Key— "Mrs. W*s 
Surprise" — Langford ft Fredericks — 
Masters ft Kraft— C„r*on Slates. 
TOLEDO 
Kelt Ve— Fallot *— Klngsley Benedict 
Co.— Joe Towle— Dillon ft Parker— 
Rainbow Cocktail"— HoUday ft Winette 
—Chas. Edwards 3. 



WASHINGTIN 

Keith's — Donald Sisters — Wilkie Bard — 
The Magleya — J. Husaey ft Co. — DemaiSfe 
est ft Collette — Catherine Murray — "Gemr* 
of Art" — Nippon Duo. : 

YOUNQSTOWN 

Hippo— Lew Hawkins — Rome ft Cullen 
— Winston's Water Lions — Mme. Herman.. 
—Myers ft Noon— Anna Held Jr. ft Co, - .-. 
1 ORPHEUM CIRCUIT %f> 

CHICAGO, ILL. 

Majestic— "Putting It Over"— Barnes ft 
Crawford— Mason ft Keeler — Jim ft Betty 
Morgan — B. ft J. Creighton. _-.-• ? , - J; 
. Palace — Creasy ft Dayne— Rae Samuels 
—Win M. Cresay— Harry Cooper — Long 
Teck Sam — Hunting ft Francis — The 
Melburnes — Bob ft Tip. 

State Lake — Lew Dockstadter — Patri- 
cola — Jason ft Breg— Horlick ft Sarampa 
— Ruth Budd — Lyons & Tosco — Miller ft 

CALGARY ft VICTORIA 
Orpheum — Nat Naxauro ft Band — Dolly 
Kay — The Pickards — Ben K. Benny—. 
Bensee ft BalrC— Boy ft Arthur— Travera 
ft Douglas. 

DULUTH 
..Orpheum — Lachmand Sisters — Hay den 
ft Ercelle — Ray Snow Co. — Petro — "Extra 
Dry" — Lydla Barry — 4 Readings. 
DENVER 
Orpheum— Albertma Rasch ft Co. — 
Stephens ft HoOlster— Ergotti's Lilliput- 
ians— Jimmy Savo ft Co. — Weber ft Rld- 
nor — Wm. Ebs ft Co. — Robbie Cordone — 
Jas. J. Morton. 

DES MOINES 

Orpheum — Alice Els ft Co. — Burns ft. 
Erablto— "Tango Shoes"— Farrell Taylor 
Co. — Sidney ft Townley— Fern King Co.— 
Sybil Vane Co. i» 

KAN8AS CITY 

Orpheum — Mme. Ellis & Co. — 1 Honey 
Boys — Beraard ft Duffy — Eva Taylor ft 
Co.— Martelle — Melnotte Duo— Bronson ft 
Baldwin. 

LOS ANGELES 

Orpheum — Harry Green Co. — Kltner ft 
Reaney — TJ. -S. Jass Band — Venlta Gould 
—Princess Badjah— Lillian Shaw— Ly dell 
ft Maeky— Arthur West Co. 
LINCOLN 

Orpheum — Not Tet Marie — The Shar- 
rocks— Lee ft Cranston— "Color Gems" — 
Donald Roberts — Earl Emmy's Pets — 
Kanaxawa Boy a 

MINNEAPOLIS 

Orpheum— Julius Tannen — Karl Jorn — 
Nash ft O'Donnell— Will J. Ward ft Girls 
— Ted Doner — Royal Cascolgnes — Ivan 
Bankoff Co. 

MEMPHIS 

Orpheum — Harry Watson— Hal* ft 
Waldron — Ellnore ft 'Williams — "Plan o- 
vllle"— Nathane Bros.— Murphy ft White. 
~ MILWAUKEE 

Majestic— Maryland Singers— Ughtners 
ft Alex— Foley ft O'Neill— Llbby ft Nelso^ 
— The Vivians. gnhTii 

Palace— fiBn ft Austin— Current 1>f • ? 
Fun — Toto— Romano Troupe — Pierce ft ^iii 
Gof f— Butty Doyle. 

OAKLAND -*4St" 

Orpheum — Gertrude Hoffman— Dunbar's " ~yg. 
Salon Singers — Phina ft Co. — Collins ft 
Hart— Collins ft Hart — Chris Richards- 
Claudia Coleman. 

OMAHA 
Orpheum — Stone ft Kallz — "Sweeties" — 
Norwood ft Hall — Comfort ft King— Jack 
Morrlssey — Kharum — Lew Brlce ft Co. 
NEW ORLEANS 
Orpheum — Grenadier Girls — Gene 
Greene— Clifford ft Wills— Foley & O'- ' 
Nell— Mason ft Forest— Ishakawa Japs. — 

PORTLAND 
" Orpheum— Hyams ft Mclntyre — Jas. E. 
Cullen— Fox -ft Ward— Watts ft Hawley — 
Cartmell ft Harris — Rlgoletto Bros.— Van 
Cellos. 

SALT LAKE 
Orpheum — Saranoff ft Girls — Ciccollnl — 
"The Man Hunt" — B. ft H. Mann— Flo ft 
OHIO Walters — The Pickfords. 
FRISCO 
Orpheum — "Overseas Revue" — Meredith 
ft Snoozer— A. ft F. Stedman — Jerome ft 
Herbert — Musical Hunters — "Beginning 
of the 'World"— Lambert ft Ball— Geo. 
Price Co.— Green ft Myra. 

SACRAMENTO ft FRESNO 
Orpheum — Eva Shirley ft Band— E. ft J 
Connolly— "Indoor Sports"— Wood ft 
Wyde — Casting Wards — Samaroff ft 
Sonla. 

8T. PAUL 
Orpheum — Bessie Clayton Co. — Dunham 
c O'Malley — Maleta ' Bonconi — Bob Hall 
— LoyaTs Dogs' — Rosa King Co. — Chas. 
Grapewin Co. 

ST. LOUIS 
Orpheum — Evelyn Nesblt — Timma, Cams 
Co. — Bowman Bros. — Wright ft Districh 
— Oscar Lorraine— Selma Braatx — Fink's 
Mules.:-. . " . ,; ■ .. :- 

8EATTLE 
. Orpheom — Ford . Sis. . ft - Band — Stuart 
ft Barnes— Grace De Mar— Howard's. 
Ponies — Barber ft Jack so n -Prawley ft 
Louise— Sterling ft Marguerite. • ' 

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■ . VANCOUVER -? * 

Orpheum — Gus Edwards A Co.— 3 Jor- 
dan Girls— Jack Osterman — Arnaut Bros.. 

—Ernest Evan* Co. — Gallagher A Martin j 
—Marshall Montgomery. 

WINNIPEG 

Orpheum — Marmeln 81a. & Schooler— 
Billy McDennott— I Mortons — Black * 
O'Donnell— Hudler Stein * Philips— The 

Duuona. "._..' | _ . .' ^ " ■, '■ '■ 

LOEW CIRCUIT 

NEW YORK CITY 

American— (First Half)— "Thirty Pink 
joes" — Jerome A Albright — McConnell & 
Simpson— Lillian Watson — Mr. A Mrs. 
Hugh Emmett — Rucker ft Wlnfred. 
(Last Half)— B1U Dooley— WeUmalsy * 
Keating— Clark's Hawallans — Farrell * 
Hatch— Homer Lind ft Co.— Stein ft Ar- 
nold— Hall A GUday. 

(Boulevard— (First Half)— Gere * De- 
laney— Farrell A Hatch— Little Lord Rob- 
ert—Nat Carr— "Nine O'Clock". (Last 
Half)— Wray"a Manikins— Lou Rose— 
Wells. Virginia. A West— Bernard A 
Beyers— Kinkald Kilties 

NEW YORK CITY 

Victoria— (First Half)— Hall A GUday— 

5 Dixie Boya — Marlon Munson A Co. — 
Hank Brown — Royal Pekinese Troupe. 
(Last Half)— Beth Stone A Co.— Senna A 
vfeber— McConnell A Simpson— Mr. A 
Mrs. Hugh Emmett. 

Lincoln 81c— (First Half)— Dancing La 
Vara — Lou Rose — Dixie Norton A Co. — 
Barry A Latyon— Fikado's Jiu Jltsu 
Troupe. (Last Half)— De Voe A Statzer 
—Hudson Sisters — Chase A Latour — 
little Lord Roberts^Weston A Ellne. 

Greeley Sq. — (First Half)— Wray"s Man- 
ikins—Hudson Sisters— Stein A Arnold — 
Arthur J. Finn — Murray Bennett — Wro. 
OCUre A Girls. (Last Half)— Fred A 
Albert— Mae Marvin — Benny Harrison — 
Dixie Norton A Co.— Basil A Allen- 
Dancing La Vars. _ 

Ddancey St. — (First Half)— Fred A 
Albert— Robinson- A Thomas— Bernard A 
Meyers— GHIen A Muloahy. (Last Half) 
—Gere A Delaney— Lillian Watson — 
"Nine O'Clock" — Wilson A McAvoy— 
Graser A Lawlor. 

National— (First Half)— Wheeler Trio- 
Aubrey A Rlche— Devlne A Williams-^ 
Ferns A Litt— Grazer A Lawlor. (Last 
Half) — Bowers A Saunders — Hank Brown 
ft Co.— Arthur MoWlnn & Co.— Barry A 
Cayton. 

Orpheum— (First Half)— King Bros.— 
Wells. Virginia A West— Benny Harrison 
ft Co. — Chase A La. Tour — Davis A Rich 
—Beth Stone A Co. (Last Half)— Aubrey 

6 Rlche— Robinson A Thomas — Marlon . 
ft Col— Murray Bennett— Royal Pekinese 
Troupe. . _ 

Boulevard— (First Half)— Gere A De- 
laney — Farreil A Hatch.— Little Lord 
Roberts — Nat Carr — "Nine O'Clock." 
(Last Half) — Wray*s Manikins — Lou Rose 
—Wells. Virginia A West— Bernard A 
Meyers— Kinkatd Kilties. 

Ave. B— (First Half)— Gordon Duo— 
Oenaro A Gold— Fred Elliott— Ling A 
Long. (Last Half)— Wayne Beeman— 
Barra Sisters— The Painters— Frank Staf- 
ford A Co. — Dave Harris. 

BROOKLYN, N. Y. 

Metropolitan — /First Half) — De Vope ft 
Statzrer— Mae Margin— "The Love uHnt- 
er"— Basil A Allen. (Last Half)— Mik- 
ado's Troupei — Ferguson A Sunderland — 
Nat Can- — "Love Hunter." - - 

DeKalb— (First Half)— Dailey Bros.— 
Powers A Saunders — Weston A Ellne — 
Lowe A Plant — Mons. Adolphus A Co. 
(Last Half)— King Bros.— 3 Dixie Boys— 
Line; A Long— Fred Elliott— Wm. O'Clare 
& Girls. 

Palace — (First Half)— Barra. Sisters — 
Stafford A Co. (Last Half) — Theda 
Van A Vernon — Dave Harris — Frank 
Bernard — GHIen A Mulcahy — Rucker A 
Wlnfred— Mons. AdolDhus A Co. 

Fulton— (First Half)— Melva Sisters- 
Ferguson A Sunderland — -"Wilson A Mc- 
Avoy— Klnkaid Kilties. (Last Half)— 
Metropolitan Trio— Van ' A Vernon — 
Davis A Rlche. 

Warwick— (First Half)— Dorothy Roye 
—The Painters — Simmons A Bradley. 
(Last Half) — Paradise Duo — Barney Wil- 
liams A Co. — Will J. Evans.- • - . 
BALTIMORE 

Hippo — Three Victors — Bennett Twins 
—Walters A Walters — Marlett's Manikins 
— Pisano A Bingham. 

B08TON 

Orpheum— (First Half)— Joe A Sadie 
Lyons — "A Perfect Day" — Burke A Dur- 
Wn— Flying Weavers. (Last Half)— Lt 
De Lier— Mahoney A Rogers — Monte A 
Chas. Gerard A Co. — Earle Plnglee A Co. 
—Sheppard A Dunn — John Blondy A Co. 
FALL RIVER 

BIJou— (First Half)— LL Chas. Gerard— 
Earl Plngree— Stan Stanley — John Blondy 

* Co. (Last Half)— Flying Weavers- 
Monte A Lyons— ''A Perfect Day"— 
Burke A Durkin — Stan Stanley. 

HAMILTON, CANADA 
Loew'a— The Scrantons— Harris A Nol- 
fn— Hytnan Adler A Co.— Joe Dareey— 
Stevers A Loveloy. 

HOBOKEN . 
LoeWs— (First Half) — Thed a Bernard- 
Barney Williams A o. — WTO J. Evans— 

• Royal Hussars. (Last Half) — Genaro A 
Gold— Bert Lewis— Rose Revue. 



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MONTREAL 

Loew's — Scanlan, Deno A Scanlan — 
Coras A Santoro — Townsend, Wilbur A 
Co. — Langton A Smith — Torelli'a Circus. 
NEW ROCHELLE 

Losw's — (First Half) — Lockhardt A 
Laddie — Sansdne A Delilah. (Last Half) 
Gordon Duo— Kerns & Litt— Royal Hus- 
sars. PROVIDENCE 

LoeWs — (First Half)Herber t Swann— 
Dolly A Calame — Kingsbury A Munaon— 
Jack A Tommy Wela — Odiva A Seals.' 
(Last Half)— Davis A Walker— Wlkl Ptrd 
— Cook A Oatman — Mahoney A Rogers— 

SPRINGFIELD 

Broadway— (First Half)— Davis A Walk- 
er — Wlkl Bird — Cook A Oatman — Shep- 
pard A Dunn — Allen. Clifford A Barry. 
(Last Half) — Robert Swann — Dolly A 
Calame — Kingsbury A Munaon — Jack A 
Tommy Weir — Joe A Sadie De Lier, 
TORONTO 

Yonge St.— Bell A Gray— Hoi den A 
Carlton — 8 Dominoea 

POU CIRCUIT 
BRIDGEEORT 

Poll — (First Half)— Paul. Decker A Co. 
— Argonne Five — Koban A Co. (Last. 
Half) — Ladd A Betty Shannon — Marie 
Gasper A Co. — Flashes. 

Plaza — (First Half) — Helen Jackley — 
Brennan A Furley — McKay's Devue. 
(Last Half)— Elsie La Bergere. 
HARTFORD 

Palace— (First Half)— Rodero— Emmett 

A Moore — Roxnalo Powers A Delmere 

Mai Ion Case — Tommle Allen A Co. (Last 
Half) — Edward Hll— Donahue A Fetcher 
— Grey A Pates — Anger A Packer; — 
Countess Leonard! A Co. 

NEW HAVEN 

Bijou— (First Haf)— Marshall A Covert 
— Elsie. La- Bergere. ( Last Half) — Helen 
Jackley — Brennan A Furley — Wm. Mor- 
row A Co. — McKay's Revue. 

Palace— (First Half)— Marie Gasper A 
Co.— Flashes. (Last Half)— Paul Decker 
A Co. — Argonne Five— Koban A Co. 
SPRINGFIELD. 

Palace — (First Half) — Jack A Jessie 
Gibson — Donahue A Fletcher — Grew A 
Pates — Jim A Marion Harklns — Evert 
Sailors. (Last Half) — The N'agyfys — 
Noodles. Fagan A Co. — Romain Powers A 
Delmere — A. Seymour Brown A Co. 
8CRANTON 

Poll — (First Half) — Wills Harold 
Brown — Maud A Marlon Dunn — Courtney 
A Irwin— Loney HadkelJ — Bobby " Heath 
A Bathing Beauties. (Last Half) — Toy- 
land — Gruett, Kramer A Gruett — Joe 
Fanton A Co. ' 

WATERBURY 

Poll— (First Half)— Alvin A Kenny— 
Newell A Most— Wm. Morrow A Co. — 
Slssle A Blake— Fashion Minstrels. (Last 
Half) — Roedero— Mallon Case — "Every 
Sailor." WORCESTER 

Poll' — (First Half) — The Nagyfys— 
Bergman A Leonard — Anger A Packer — 
Countess Leonardl A Co. (Last Half) — 
Jim A Marlon Harklns. 

Plaza — (First Half)— Edward Hill — 
Jack A Jessie Gibson — Emmett A Moore 
—Noodles. Fagan A Co. — A. Seymour 
Brown A Co. (Last Half) — Wllla A Har- 
old Brown — Maud A Marion Dunn — 
Courtney A Irwin — Loney Haskell — Bobby 
Heath A Bathing Beauties. 

F. F. PROCTOR 

Week of December 1 
NEW YORK CITY 

6th Ave. — (First Half) — Eldora — Chas. 
F. Semon — Charlotte Worth — Hobam A 
Co. — Brennan A Rule — Geo. Roland A Co. 
(Last Half) — Clara Howard — J. Rosa- 
mund Johnson Co. 

81st St, — Mu hllnger A Meyers — McCay 
A Ardlne— Nick Huffer.l— Rolland Trar- 
sra — "Flashes" — Stone & Hayes. 

ML Vernon — (First Half) — Frank Mark- 
ley^ — Ara Sisters — Bratram A Saxton — 
Irene Franklyn — Aleen Brosnon — Gardner 
A Hartman. (Last Half)— Marg. Young 
— Vie Quynn — Swift A Kelly — Grace A 
Eddie Parks. 

12Sth 8L — (First Half) — Kaufman A 
Lillian— Plquo A Fellows. (Last Half)— 
Ross A Laduc — Friend A Downing. 

58th St— (First Half)— Rail A Tyson- 
Chinese Jass Three — Herbert Trio— Joe 
Daniels — Nancy Doyer A Co. — t Ha rmon y 
Kings— J. C. Mack. (Last Ha!f)— WTOa 
H. Wawefteld — Reynolds A White — ■ 
Moway A Mullen — Grey A Norman— Pet- 
ticoat Minstrels — Nlta Johnson— Young A 
Leander. 

Yonkers — (First Half) — Edna May 
Spooner — Bell Sisters — Petticoat Minstrels 
— College 5 — Lauder Bros. (Last Half) — 
Chinese Jazz Trio — Herbert Trio— Joe 
Daniels — "Lost oa the Moon" — Lowny A 
Prince. 

23rd St.— (First Half)— Millard A Doyle 
— Sens Gerards — Marco Twins— Exposi- 
tion Four — Jarvis A Harrison. (Last 
Half) — Dolce Sisters — Bell Sisters — Geo. 
A. Moore — Pflger A' Douglas. 

Harlem Op. House — (First Half) — Ken- 
nedy A Rooney — A. C Astor — Geo. A. 
Moore— May A Blllie Ritchie— Pflger A 
Douglas— Grace A Eddie Parks. (Last 
Half)— Convict No. 973 — Chas. E. Semon 
— LaRose A Lane. 



BROOKLYN, N. Y. 

-(First Half)— Willie Korbe— 
Mallory— The Btrlke— Ryan A 
Uy A Zito— Catland. (Last Half) 
— Tozart— Tom A Dolly Vara — Jean Chase 
A Co. — Marie Gasper — Henry J. Kelly— 
(I*u«ai 

' -Prospect— (First Half)— Clara Howard 
—Mary Maxfield— Dalton A Craig— J. 
Rosa Johnson — Swift A Kelly — BolUnger 
A Reynolds — Ferman A' Nash. (Last 
Half) — Mike Quallen — Ara Slaters — Bren- 
nan A Rule. 

Greenpolnt— (First Half)— Mike Quallen 
— K. of C. Octette — The Kennedys— Tom 
Nawn Co.— -J. C. /Mack— Jose O'Meats— 
-Corcoan A Mack.' (Last Half)— Mamma 
A Gehone. 

BINOHAMTON 

Proctor's— (First. Half)— Law Huff— 
Hanvey A Francis — Romalse Powers ft 
Delmere. (Last Half)— Dixon A'Mack— 
Al Lester A Co. — McRae A Laport. 
BUFFALO 

Proctor's— Bert Wheeler A Co.— Pas- 
quale A Golden — Cato Kleph A Co.— Ger- 
trude Folsom — Maxwell Quintet. 
CAMDEN 

Proctor's— (First Half)— La Petite Jen- 
nie — Comby A Nevins — Burke Walsh A 
Anna — Quixey Four — Shimmey Inn. (Last 
Half) — Armstrong A Downey — Gordon A 
Gordon — Jessie Hayward A Co. — Lucky 
A Harris— .Rose of Spain.' 
CHESTER 

Proctor's— (First Half)— Armstrong A 
Downey — 1 Higgle Girls— Jessie Hayward 
A Co. — Lucky A Harris — ( Bards. (Last 
Half) — Meriams Dogs — Harry Bussey — 
Florence Hackett A Co. — Quixey Four. 
CANTON 

Proctor's— Herman A Shirley — DeLyta 
Girls — Lew Hawkins — Hamlin A Mack — 
Chas. Abeam Troupe. 

ALBANY 

Proctor's— (First Half)— Marg. Padula— 
Clark A Bergman — Spencer A Williams 
Geo. Rosener — Emma Francis A Arabs 
(Last Half)— -t Janaleys — Shea A Carrel/ 
—Dale A Burch— Larry Riley A Co. — I 
Marks Bros. A Co. 

ALLENTOWN 

Proctor's— (First Half)— Wills. A H. 
Brown — M. A M. Dunn— Reynolds A 
White — Bernard A Scaxth — His Taking 
Way. (Last Half)— Ziska A King— June 
Hills — Chong A Moey— Duval A Symoads 
— Cal Dean A Girls. 

AUBURN 

Proctor's — (First Half) — Harmon A 
Francis — Rives A Arnold— Murray A 
Voelk — Rlnaldo Bros. (Last Half)— Eb-ay 
Sisters — McCarthy A Stenard — Marie A 
Ann Clark — Bowers, Walters A Crooker. 

ALLEGHENY 

Proctor's— McDewltt. Kelly A Irwin— 
Gauter's Bricklayers — Miller A Mack— 4 
Melody Maids — Y altos. 

ALTOONA 

Proctor's— (First Half)— Four Dancing 
Demons — Chas. Wilson — Spider — Molley A 
Francis — Payton, Howard A Llzette. 
(Last Half) — The Faynes — CoL Jack 
George — Le Boy A Mable Hart — Morgan 
& Kloter. 

ELIZABETH 

Proctor's— (First Half)— NadeU A Fol- 
lette— Georgia Campbell — Smith A Kauf- 
man — Allenn Stanley— Gordon A Day. 
(Last Half) — Eldora A Co. — Rodere — 
Nancy Boyer A Co. — College Quintette — 
McManus A McNulty — Rose A Moon. 

ELMIRA 
..Proctor's— (First Half)— Arthur Davids 
— Herbert A Blnnet — Jarrow — Collnl's 
Dancers. (Last Half) — Helen Miller — 
Hanvey A Francis — Lee KidH — The Mag- 
leys. 

EASTON 

Procter's— (First Half) — Devore A Tay- 
lor — June Mills — Raymond Bond A Co. — 
Duval A Symonds — Chong A Moey. 
(Last Half)— Wllla A H. Brown— M. A 
M. Dunn — Earl A Mullen — Bernard A 
Scarth — His Taking Way. 

GREENFIELD 

Proctor's— Murray A Irwin — Beulah 
Pearl— Edwin Lesslg A Co. — Tom Glllen 

— Old Homestead Four. ■■ 

HARRISBURO 

Proctor's— (First Half) — Ziska A King 
— Ford A Truly — Leroy A Mabel Hart — 
Morgan A Kloter 1 — Cal Dean A Girls. 
(Last Half) — t Dancing Demons — Chas. 
Wilson — Flake A Lloyd— Mullen A Franc- 
Is— The Spider. 

ITHACA 

Proctor's— (First Half)— Laura Evans- 
Lee Kids— The Msgleys. (Last Half)— 

Arthur Davids— Jarrow— Collnl's Dancers. 
JERSEY CITY 

Proctor's — (First Half) — Rodero — Mayas 
A Gehone — Friend A Downing— Mack A 
Reading. (Last Half)— Seas. Gerards — 
Kenneth Casey— Tom Nawn A Co.- 
LANCA8TEB * 

Proctor's — (First Half) — Kartelll — 
Freeman. Benton A Co. — Rome A Co. — 
Nardon A 'Parry." (Last Half)— Bolger 
Broa — Wm. H. Armstrong A Co. — Larry 
Comer — Aeroplane Girls. 
LONDON 

Pro ct or' s Jack Martin Trio — Geo. A 
Ray Perry — AL H. White A Co. — Howard 
A Craddock— Llbby A Nelson. 



McKEESPORT — -£=- 

Procter's — (First Half) — Mardo" A 
Hunter — 3 Syncopated Misses— Let's rVet 
Married. (Last Half)— Joe Dealy A 
Slster-^Tuvenllle Follies— The Parlnls. 
NEW LONDON 
Praetor's — (First Haf)— Eddie Hill— 
Merrigan A Norworth— Lorlmer ft Carb- 
- rey — Manning, Fceley A Knoll — Jack A 
Kitty Demago. (Last Half)— Sherwln 
Kelly — Kelly & Denton — Rich A Lenore — 
. Swor A Weatbrook. 

NEWARK 
Proctor's— (First Half)— Doles Sis. Co. 
—Margaret Young— Vie Qlonn— Ex tra Dry 
— Bert A Loyce Walton — Harris A Man- 
'on. (Last Halt)— Frank Markley— 

Alten Bronaon— Margot Twins— Ames ft 
Wlnthrop. — L 

PITT8FIELD 
Proctor's— (First Half)— Sherwln Kelly 
—Murray ft Irwin— Edwin Ludwtg ft Co, 
Rich ft Lenore— Old Homestead 4. (Last 
Half)— Eddi. Hill— Dunn ft Valeaka— 
Lorlme r A Carbrey — Manny, Feeley ft 
Knoll — Wilson Aubrey Trio. 
" ' PITTSBURG 
Proctor's— (First Half)— Caplan ft Veils 
— Cordinl— Walsh A BenUey— Babcock ft 
norllda— Mildred Valmore. (Last Half) 
Rahn A Beck — Huyler A Baan — t Jsan- 
nettes, 

PASSAIC 
Proctor's— (First Half)— Boland A Le- 
Bondy — Ward A Bell — J. Small A Sisters 
— Alexander A Mack — Canton Trio. (Last 
Half) — James Dunn — Connelly A Francis 
— Barney Williams A Co. — Tabor ■ A 
Green— 5 Avolons. 

\ PATER SON 

Proctor's — (First Half) — Cooler ft 
Francis— Ames A Wlnthrop— Al B. Whits 
Co.-^-Cmrpoh Bros. (Last Half)— Lauder 
Bros.— Dalton A Craig— The Lelghtoss— 
Cane, Morgy A More — Clair Twins. 
PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

Grand Op. House— Grey A Byron— Lacy 
Brush— KJrksmlth Sis.— Adams ft Grif- 
fith—Harry Oaks— York's Dogs. 

Broadway — (First Half)— The Briaats— 
ToU Bridge— Kayo ft Irwin— Lillian MOT* 
timer. (Last Half) — Sabine ft Goodwin- 
Rice ft Werner. 

Glrard — (First Half)— Maurice A Mora 
— Claxton A Hoey — Mystic Hansom Trio 
— Tabor A Green. (Last Half)— Dave 
Thurshy— Holmes A Lavere — Benan A 
Flint 

W. Penn — (First Half) — Sam Tee 
Troupe — Sablng A Goodwin— Holmes A 
LaVere— Natalie. Farrarl A Co, (Last 
Half)— Aystlc Hansom Trio— 4 Higgle 
Girls— Wolfe A Stewart— Morgan A Ang- 
er — 4 Bards. 

Grand Street— (First Half) — The Ray- 
mond Trio — Franklin Four.-.. (Last Half)' 
—3 Martells— Frank Cotter«-BaU Bros. 

Keystone— Vlllle Bros. — Courtney A Ir- 
win — Memories — Svrartz A Clfford-VAt 
the Soda Fountain." 

READING 

Proctor's— (First Half)— Blssett ft Scott 
—Jones A Greenlee— Zelaya— Oh That 
Melody. (Last Half)— DeVore A Taylor 
—Ford A Truly— Raymond Bond A Co.— ■ 
O'Connor A DlxonThree Beattlea, 
8YRACU8E 

Proctor's— (First Half)— Arthur Terry 
—Helen MUIer— Al Lester A Co.— John T. 
Doyle A Co.— Innla Bros.— McRae . A Lap- 
ort. (Last Half)— Lew Huff— Herbert ft 
Blnnet — Laura Evans — Romalne, Powers 
& Delmere — Helen Leach Wall in Trio. 

Syracuse— (First Half)— EIray Bisters- 
Mason A Dixon — League of Natio n s 
Marie A Anna Clark — The Four of Us— 
Harvey, Holt A Kendrick. (Last Half)— 
Wallln A I/eFavor — Murray A VoeUt— » 
Harmon A Francis— TId Bits— Smith A 
Souvaln — Submarine F7. '" ~z~ • 

SCHENECTEDY 

Proctor's— (First Half) — Bowers. Walt- 
ers A Crooker — Alice Manning— McCarthy 
A Steward— McCleUan A Carson— Sub- 
marine F7. (Last Half)— Rlnaldo Broa. — 
The Four of Us — Sear! Allen A Co. — 
Dives A Arnold — League of Nations. 
STAMFORD 

Proctor's — (First HalO— 3 Friends— 
Rlgga A Ryan — James Dunn — 3 Avolons. 
(Last HalO-^Clay A Robinson — Boland A 
DeBondt— Leo Hovt Trio— Bums Bros. 
TROY 

Proctor's— (First Half)—* Janoleys— 
Shea A Corroll— Dale A Burch— Larry 
Riley A Co.— 4 Marks Bros. A Co. (Last 
Williams. 

Half)— Emma Francis A Arabs— Marg. 

Pedula — Clark A Berg-mar* — Spencer A 

TRENTON 

Proctor'-— (First HalD— Bolger Bros. — 
Geo. H. Armstrong ft Co.— Larry Comer 
—Aeroplane Girls. (Last Halo— Lynch 
Trio — Alexander A Mack— Vardom ft 
Percy — Esther Trio. 

TORONTO 

Proctor's— George Buek— Burns A For- 
an — Now Model — Orpheus Comedy Four — 
Rolland A Ray. 

UNION HILL 

(First Half) — Tozart— Tom A Dolly 
Ward — Mammy's Birthday — Henry J. 
Kelly— Four Laurels. (Last Half) — WiUle 
Korbe— Ryan A Ryan — "Just Suppose" — 
Rome A Co.— Madame Berac's Circus. 
YORK 

(First HalO — The Faynes — CoL Jack 
George — Flake A Lloyd — Chas. Howard A 
Co.— 1 BeatMes. (Tsast Half)— Russatt A 
Scott— Zelays— "Oh That Melody." 



26 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 3. 1919 





Featured with t Thos. Beatt/s "Oh! Frenchy" Company 

Smallest Prima Donna in Burlesque 

Star, BrooRlyn, this Week. Plaza, Springfield, next Week 

A GOOD MAN WAS HARD TO FIND, BUT THEY FOUND ME 

Tt7 ^+> A ■■ ■■% J- R#AI ^^ EA I Sing - I Dance - I Play Saxophone - 

e SAM RAYNOR i.^'™^-'---^- 

■ With Mischief Makers - Olympic this Week 

S TARS OF B U R i, E S Q U E 



MABEL McCLOUD 



DANCING 
INGENUE 



SHOW 
IN TOWN 



PRIMA 
DONNA 



PEARL LAWLOR 



BILLY WATSON'S 
PARISIAN WHIRL 



STILL 



BOB STARTZMA 



RECORD 
-BREAKERS 



VIC PJLANT 



WORKING? 
CERTAINLY 



BLACK FACE 

AND u 

LEADS - 

DASHING 
VIVACIOUS 

SINGING 
SOUBRETTE 



Crawford & Humphreys 



JACK REtD'S 

RECORD 

BREAKERS 



GERTRUDE BECK 



JACK 
REIO'S 
RECORD 
BREAKERS 



SMM>n «f 1919-20 

MAX SPIEGEL'S 
Social Follies Co. 



MARGIE CO ATE 



DOING 
GREAT 

THANK YOU 



HARRY KOLER 



Thanks To 
Mr. IKE WEBER 

COMEDIAN 

KAHNS 
UNION SQUARE 



FROM FRISCO? 
Ye«, the Same 
COMEDIAN 



HARRY BERNARD 



With 

CracKerjachs 



PRIMA 
DONNA 



VICTORIA KAY 



At Liberty 
See Ike Weber 



CONTRALTO 
INGENUE 




ARTHA WHITE 



••OH 

FRENCHY' 

Co. 



Straight Man 

with 
Oh Frenchy.- 



WALTER AUSTIN 



Star 

Brooklyn 

This Week 



December 3, 1919 



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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



27 



GROWN UP BABIES" r 
WITH NEW PEOPLE IS . 
GOOD LAUGHING SHOW 

Every time the "Grown Up Babies" 
comes around we find someone In It new 
to burlesque. . This season is no different, 
the management showing ua a new come- 
dian In Bobby Wilson and two new sou- 
brettes of a different type In Vera Hennlcl 
and Emm Wilson. The show Itself Is 
almost the same as It was last season, 
only a few bits and scenes being chanced 
here and there. 

The comedy Is In the hunds of Wilson 
and Jack Callahan, two tramp comedians, 
and these boys are a whole show in them- 
selves. They are a couple of young 
-fellows who take bumps, dance, are 
very speedy and funny. Wilson has a 
different way of working too. Be appears 
in a misfit suit, large, red, putty nose 
ana dirty ma^e-uo. He should discard 
the misfit clothes and wear a natty suit 
with the same make-up he now has, 
bringing the'' character more up-to-date. 
This- would ^iiot Interfere with his work 
any, as he does not have to depend on 
his appearance for laughs. 

Callahan, an acrobat, tumbler and 



BURLESQUE NEWS 

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dancer, shares the comedy honors with 
bis: partner. His make-up and get-up Is 
similar to Wilson's, but he takes more 
bumps and does more acrobatic stunts 
than the other fellow. These two team 
up well and work nicely together. 

Henry Guertln is doing characters and 
takes care' of them well. H's "legit"' Is 
his best. 

Harry Mandel. the sweet voiced 
"straight" man, was much in evidence. 
He is a good talker and makes a good 
appearance. 

George Broadhurst does several charac- 
ters, opening with that of George Wash- 
" ington and then going into a dope charac- 
ter in which- he did decidedly wen. He 
can sing and .snows how to put a number 
over. 

Helen Gibson, a rather attractive blonde 
prima donna, -was successful in her num- 
bers and did very well In the scenes. She 
can read the lines properly and wear 
gowns the same 'way. Her wardrobe was 
ver*- pretty. 

Vera Hennlcl, a dainty, cute little danc- 



ing, girl, of a type seldom seen In bur- 
lesque. Is the soubrette. She bubbles over 
with personality. Is pretty and has a 
most pleasing' manner of working, both 
in delivering her lines and when rendering 
her numbers. Her dreses are very pretty 
and the selection >f each was in good 
taste. This young lady should be on the 
bigger circuit, as she Is more suited to 
its requirements. 

Em m a Wilson, a sbubrette-lngenue with 
pretty limbs, a pleasing smile and dash- 
ing way of putting her numbers over, 
was also a success. She wears pretty 
.dresses and has a way of working that 
pleases. 

Bobby and Emma Wilson offered a spe- 
cialty in one which opened with a line of 
talk that went over well. It has Just 
enough of comedy to make It please. 
They then go into a song and finish with 

a dance. The act went over big. 

The "Booking office" Is again In the 
show and repeated Its success of last 
season. We do not see. however, why 
they should keep the soubrette sitting on 



the stage all during this scene, she does 
nothing after her entrance to amount to 
anything and to have her stay there all 
that time must be tiresome and does not 
add to her value. She Is the only one In 
the scene who does not leave the stags 
at least once during Its action. 

Broadhurst did a good "dope" specialty 
in this scene and sang a song In which 
he did some yoddllng. It was well done. 

Hiss Wilson's wooden shoe dance was 
appreciated and applauded. 

The tough dance, in which a lot of 
acrobatic stepping was introduced, stepped 
the show. Jack Callahan and Ethel tthep- 
pard were the pair to do this specialty. 
nnd deserved the applause they received. 
Callahan finished with several head dives 
that reminded us of the days when Mlcltj 
Feeley did the same years ago with tha 
old "Bon Tons". 

Helen Gibson and Henry Guertln put 
over a good singing specialty In one taavt 
ended with a graceful dance. Another 
specialty was then offered by Mandel and 
Broadhurst, tha latter doing hlactfs.ee 
. and Mandel working "straight". They 
went welL 

The "Grown Up Babies", although it 
has nothing new In the material. Is a 
good laughing show and one of the few 
that has made the crowd here loosen up 
and laugh, this season. SID. 



* 



ELECTRIC SPARK 




J. 




LIVE Wl 

Versatile, Eccentric, Comedian 

Has connected with one of Jacobs and Jermon's Shows as principal Comedian. To be Featured 
for coming Season. Now Flashing with F. W. Gerhardy's /'Mischief Makers" Co. 

Many Thanks to Managers for iholr kind offers 



OLYMPIC. NEW YORK. THIS WEEK. 


UNDER PER80NAL DIRECTION IKE WEBER 




— STARS OF 


BURLESQUE- 



DONNA HAGE Ethel (Snappy) Shutta 



PRIMA DONNA 



ED LEE WROTHE'S 20TH CENTURY MAIDS 



PETE KELLYand BERG LYDIA 

WITH ED RU8H'S CRACKER JACKS 

DON TRENT 



FEATURED COMEDIENNE. WITH THE AVIATORS. Managtment FRANK LALOR 

lidRRT HORRIJET 



JUVENILE 



BEN WELCH REVUE 



WM. F. (Billy) HARMS THEATRICAL ENTERPRISES 

HOBOKEN, N. J. (Member of T. B. C.) • 



WITH WALDRON'S BOSTONIANS M JBk ^SJSW ||^t* 4,**% I PPs*fc »#■•> j_*s)jV A ■ 

FAY SHIRL EY JACK lalBoON 

JL /Ha. X Kj 1 A A A% M.^ JsU^ JsV ooinq straight kahn-s union squ, 



PARISIAN FLIRTS 



HY JANSE 

Getting his shsre with the correctly named shew "THE RECORD BREAKERS" 



JACK WITTS 



"As the Mandarin Acted the Part 

As the Author No Doubt Wanted It 

Played."— Clipper, SepL 24, 



"BOSTONIANS" 



DOING 

STRAIGHT 



BOBBYBURCH 



FRENCH 
FROLICS 



NAN SANDELL 



DANCING SOUBRETTE 



JACK REIO'8 "RECORD BREAKERS" 



MARTHA RICHARDS 



COMIQUE 
ECCENTRIC 



INGENUE 



Rose Sydeirs London Belles 



EDDIE SHUBERT 



BURLESQUE 

REVIEW 



Tpr\ f ■ M »D ¥\ A IW LEW KELLY ">» rm * Bood black 

lis LPs *J U IV. U r\ 1^1 face comedian. What do you think? 

LEW KELLY SHOW 

IDA EMERSON and HARRY HILLS 



8ACK IN BURLESQUE 



WITH EDMOND HAYES* OWN SHOW 



«• MARKS BROTHERS •»■ 

With Ed Lee Wroth.'. TWENTY CENTURYMAJDS 

ED GOLDEN 

NOW WRITING BURLESQUE'S BEST SPECIAL SONGS. ALSO STAGING 
NUMBERS. WITH RUSH'S CRACKER JACKS 



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December 3. 1919 



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HAVE PLAT FOR YOUNG 

Effective last Wednesday, Boland 
Tonne's name was dropped from the 
advertising of "Buddies," the three-star 
attraction current at the Selwyn 
Theatre. The move is preliminary to 
with drawing Young from the cast to 
feature him in a new comedy to be pro- 
duced by the Selwyna, . Young will 
work in the piece for the next two 
weeks and then will be. replaced by an- 
other player, probably Allan Dlnehart 



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NAME ENTE RTAINM ENT COM- 
MITTEE 

A permanent entertainment commit- 
tee has been appointed from the mem- 
bership of the Actors' Equity Associa- 
tion by Francis Wilson, the president. 
The committee consist of Earl Booth 
(chairman), Ethel Barrymore, Mar- 
Jorie Bambean, Blanche Hing, Peggy 
Wood, Percy Knight, Everett Butter- 
field, John Emerson and Hazzard 
Short 






F-P-L BUYS THREE STORIES 

"Amos Judd," by John Ames 
Mitchell, "Lady Rose's Daughter," by 
Mrs. Humphrey Ward, and "Dinner 
at Eight," by Samuel Merwin, are three 
new stories purchased for production- 
by the Famous-Players Lasky Corpora- 
tion. John Barrymore will be seen In 
"Amos Judd," Elsie Ferguson in the 
second, and Ethel Clayton in the Mer- 
win story. 



GOLD WYN BUYS O. HENRY STORY 

The Goldwyn Pictures Corporation 
has purchased "Double-Dyed Deceiv- 
er," one of O. Henry's short stories. 
Jack Pickford will be featured In it, 
and will start work on it as soon as. 
he has completed "The Little Shepard 
of Kingdom Come." 



GOLDWYN REORGANIZES PUB- 
LICITY 

The publicity department of the 
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation at the 
Culver City studios, California, has 
been organiezd under the direction of 
J. 8. Woodhouse, formerly a newspaper 
man. Clarke Irvine has been added 
to the department, together with Helen 
Starr, Sue McNamera and John Gault. 



METRO SIGNS ALICE LAKE 
Alice Lake has been signed by Metro 
to be featured by them for a period 
of five years. Her first picture will 
be, "Should a Woman Tell." 



QUINCY THEATRE BURNS 

* Chicago, HL, Nov. 29.— Fifty thou- 
and dollars is the estimated damage to 
the Empire- Hippodrome theatre in 
Quincy, 111., when that theatre was 
burned by fire last week. Hhere was 
no .performance in the theatre when the 
fire was discovered. Manager W. L. 



SAILORS TO SEE FILMS 

Secretary Daniels has announced the 
creation of a Morale Committee, of 
the Welfare Office, which will look af- 
ter the entertainment of sailors aboard 
ship and In shore stations. The first 
plans of the organization Include the 
showing of new motion picture films 
to the sailors at the same- time they 
are shown in the theatre and not after 
they have been worn out, as hereto- 
fore. The committee will replace the 
work formerly done by the Knights of 
Columbus and Jewish Welfare Boards. 



UNITED MANAGERS CONFER 

A conference of the executives and 
sales managers of the United Artists 
Corporation to which the branch ma- 
nagers of the eastern, offices were 
called was held in the home office last 
week in order to explain certain po- 
licies of the concern -which were about 
to be put into effect. Hiram Abrams 
and 1 BaJpb Proctor are to meet the re- 
mainder of the" United managers in 
Denver some weeks later. 

FOX BUILDING NEW HOUSE 

William Fox Is erecting a new pic- 
ture palace, located on Tremont Avenue 
between Washington and Park Aves., 
The Bronx. The house Is to be of Gre- 
cian design as to architecture and wiH 
cost about $1 ,000 000. This theatre will 
be directly opposite the Crotona. 



HURT IN AUTO CRASH 

Los Angeles, Nov. 28.— Fatally In- 
jured as a result of a collision between 
a racing '-automobile and a freight 
train at a down town grade crossing 
here Friday afternoon, Mrs. Peggy 
Perry, a film actress with a local stu- 
dio, is dying at the city hospital Three 
other passengers in the car were killed 
outright 

GUS HILL SAVING MONEY 
Gus wm has figured out a new way 
to save money, and, what* a more, the 
scheme is working. It concerns Ca- 
nadian exchang e. 

Hill has four companies touring in 
Canada, with a gross booking of twen- 
ty-four weeks. The day after each 
performance, It. Is the custom of all 
managers of road companies, to draw 
a New York draft for the previous 
night's net' and send it to the main 
office. To do this from Ca n ad a , how- 
ever, would mean that the rate of 
exchange between this country and 
that, amounting to 4% cents, would 
have to be paid, which would total 
quite a sum, considering the twenty- 
four weeks. Instead of having his 
managers send the money to New 
York, therefore. Hill has instructed 
them all to bay Canadian Victory 
Bonds, which pay 5% per cent, and 
the amount saved is 10 per cent 

Figure it out for yourself. If s a 
great little scheme and H1U, who laid 
awake two nights t hinking it out 1* 
tickled to death with It 



JANE MEREDITH TO LEAD 

Jane Meredith is leading woman of 
the stock company, which will open 
Nov. 23 under the management of J. 
U Morrissey, at the Plain Theatre, 
Superior. Wis. Edwin Darney Is lead- 
ing man; E. B. Viekery, director, ana 
Helen Bohlnsoon, second woman. "On 
Trial" will be the opening bill, followed 
by "The Tri gli Cost of Loving". 

THEATRE FREEHOLDS SOLD 

London Eng., Nov. 80.— london thea- 
trical interests are astir over a newly 
closed sale in which tils freeholds of 
three of London's most famous theatres 
bare been disposed of. The freeholds 
are of The Drury Lane, Tie Strand, 
and the AMwych Theatres. 

MAT USES PSEUDONYMS 

Lohdon Eng., Not. 28.— In the cas« 
Of Hepworth, WxL, against Wernham 
By tt otherwise known as Stewart 
Borne, the courts have sustained an 
original decision that an artist has the 
right to ose a pseudonym which has 
been adopted for him by any company 
and advertised by them in other employ 
than theirs. The Hepworth company 
had tried to prevent Borne from using 
the name of Borne with any picture 
firm but' theirs, but the courts held 
^Mj Inasmuch as his work had made 
the name known, he was entitled to its 
ose, anywhere and anytime he desired 
to use It. ' 

DeCOURVILLE HAS NEW REVUE 
LoRDOif, Eng., Nov. 27. — Albert De- 
Conrveille will produce shortly, at the 
8t Martin's, a new revue called "Ding 
Dong," which wfll succeed "The Very 
Idea" at that playhouse, the latter go- 
ing to the Marigny, Paris. Later, be 
will produce a French revue with M. 
Boucont as the leading comedian. 






December 3. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



29 



EAST WEST PLAYERS 

Of the four one-act plays presented last 
week by the East- West Players, two are 
worthy of aertous consideration. These 
are "The Little S'one House." by George 
Calderon and "Ti Magnanimous Lover" 
by St. John Ervlue, also the author of 
"John Ferguson". 

"The Utile Stone House" Is a grim but 
powerful playlet dealing with the endur- 
ing love of - a Russian mother for her 
scapegrace son, whom she believes to be 
dead and burled In the local cemetery. 
Her life Is spent in stinting herself so 
that she may save enough money to build 
a* tomb over his grave. She manages to 
save the money and Just when her am- 
bitions In this direction are about to be 
realized the son conies home, an escaped 
convict from Siberia. There he had been 
sentenced to life Imprisonment ten years 
before. He had been imprisoned for the 
murder of a man whose name he had a- 
dopted. making It appear that the murder- 
ed man was himself. 

The murder was' the culmination of a 
series of escapades at a time when his 
mother thought her young son was "■iwg 
the money she was sending him to pay 
for his education and, instead, he was 
spending It In riotous living. Bather than 
have his mother find out what his career 
has been, he suffers himself to be con- 
sidered dead. 

The dramatic rf tunny of this play Is 
reached when, upon his return to his 
mother's lodging he, a hunted, decrepit 
and altogether unrecognizable Individual. 
reveals his Identity to his mother and begs 
her for food and money. Her faith, how- 
ever, in the purity of the son whom she 
believes dead la so deep rooted that she 
falls to recognize the pleading Individual 
before her, finally calling in the police to 
take him. 

jane Manners, as Praskovya, the mother, 
played the role In a thoroughly convincing 
manner, for she never stressed the emo- 
tionalism of the part, preferring to act it 
easily but with due regard to its pathos. 
Gustav Blum, as the son. gave a very in- 
telligent performance. Others in the cast 

were Etta. Luria, Max Lieber m n nn , S. Ro- 
bert Wyckoff, Irving Zechnoff and Ed- 
ward Steinmetz. The setting and the 
lighting effects were admirable. 

"The Magnanimous Lover" deals with 
the story of the daughter of an Irish 
couple who has been seduced, and now, 
ten years afterward. Is rearing her Il- 
legitimate offspring in the face of sneers 
of her townsfolk. However, the father of 
the child comes back to ask her to marry 
him. telling her he Is come to make 
amends at the behest of him from whom 
all blessings flow. In other words, he 
wants her now not because he loves her 
as a lover should, but because he wishes 
to purge his soul before God. 

She refuses to marry him, though be- 
seeched to do so by the father of the 
young man and her own mother. She will 
have none of him, who appears to her to 
be nothing more than a rellgeous hypo- 
crite. 

The playlet Is fashioned somewhat after 
the late Stanley Houghton's dramatic 
gem, "Hlndle Wakes" but there is such 
a sincere note throughout that it Is very 



convincing. The acting- honors again went 
to Jane Manners, who played the seduced 
daughter with intelligent regard for her 
role. Gustav Blum, as her father, acted 
well, but the manner In which he played 
the role was too strongly suggestive of 
Augustln Duncan in "John Ferguson". 
Allen Nacle as the young man, acted well 
but unevenly so. And S. Robert 'Wyckoff, 
as his father, overplayed his part, stres- 
sing the comical elements In It unneces- 
sarily. Jane Burr, as the girl's mother, 
acted In a dignified manner, but occasion- 
ally lapsed from the Irish dialect she Is 
supposed to use to good English. 

"Ruby Red", an oriental satire by Cla- 
rence Stratum, and "The Love Lotion" by 
J. Harry Irvine, a fantasy, ware both 
scenlcally worth while, but beyond that 
they failed to make an Impression. Even 
the acting done In both of them cannot be 
commended. 

This being the first of a series of special 
performances that the Bast-West players 
will engage in during the season, either 
at the Garden Theatre, where the first 
bill was presented, or elsewhere. It may 
be said that their efforts really deserve 
encouragement. For, in the matter of de- 
signing their own scenery and arranging 
the lighting effects, they have shown more 
artistic sense than a number of old and 
experienced Broadway producers. This 
alone bodes wel for their future existence. 



PRINCETON ACTORS COMING 
The latest offering of -the Triangle 
Club, of Princeton, will be presented in 
the Waldorf-Astoria on the evening of 
December 18. "The Isle of Surprise" 
is the name of the play, was written by 
Erdman Harris, president of the dab, 
and J, K. Strubbing, R. II. Trimble 
and F.' L. Williams, will appear in the 
cast. 

The club will start a tour after the 
performance in New York and appear 
in Syracuse on December Id; Buffalo, 
Dec. 20; Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 22; Chi- 
cago, Dec. 23; Cincinnati, Dec. 20; 
Cleveland, Dec. 26; and Pittsburgh 
Dec. 27. 



GOING INTO PICTURES 

Cahtow, O. Dec. L — "Toto", the Hip- 
podrome clown, announced here to- 
night at the conclusion of his Lyceum 
theatre engagement that, after next 
week at the State-Xiake theatre, Chi- 
cago, he will forsake the vaudeville 
stage indefinitely and do pictures for 
a while 



JOIN "LID LIFTERS" 
Bee Weber has booked Jesson and 
Jeason with the "Lid Lifters." replac- 
ing Mr. and Mrs. Roberts. They open 
in Baltimore, Monday. 




Bryce, Mary 
Bernard. Pauline 
Bison, Ha* 
Corcoran. Blanche 
Carter, Louise 
Colton, Jessie C 
Crewe, Helen 
Cnlpman Sisters 
Conover, A«„a 
Clarke, Betty R. 
Don-, Grace 
Fez, Josephine I* 
Juno t, Jeanetto 
Harrington, Haxel 
Httls, 



Abbott, Geo. 
Barry. Jack R, 
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December 3, 1919 



Burlesque People 

in all Lines open for next Season write to 
L. Redelsheimer 

802 Columbia Theatre Bldg., Maw York 



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IN VAUDEVILLE 



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COMEDY NOVELTY SINGINQ IN VAUDEVILLE 



NEW ACTS 

(Continued from Page 11) 



CUTTY AND NELSON 

THEATRE — Proctor'* 23rd St. 

ajBBM — Musical Act. 

TIME— 12 Minutes. 

SETTING — In One. 

John Catty, formerly of the Mu- 
sical Cutty's now has with him a 
lady partner, in the person of Nellie 
Nelson. Together they are present- 
ing a pleasing musical act. 

They open with a medley of num- 
bers which Cutty plays upon the zyla- 
phone accompanied on the piano by 
Miss Nelson. This is followed by a 
vocal solo, rendered by Miss Nelson, 
with Cutty accompanying. Cutty 
then offers several numbers on the 
cornet, in which he displays consider- 
able ability. For an encore, they of- 
fered a popular ballad which Miss 
Nelson sang, accompaying herself, 
while Curry, with his cornet muted, 
also accompanies. 

The act is a pleasing musical turn, 
which should find the going easy 
most anywhere, as Cutty Is a good 
musician and has a god act S. K. 

KOUNS SISTERS 
THEA TRE— Colonial. 
STYE— Sinofiw. 
TIME — Sixteen Minutes. 
SETTING—: Full Stage (Special)- 

After spending more than a year 
and half in Europe, Nellie and Sara 
Kouns are "back home". 

In their present offering, the are 
assisted by a young man -who plays 
the piano for them for a few num- 
bers. 

Their appearance is as pleasing as 
ever, and their voices still retain all 
of that sweet quality which originally 
made them popular. 

They have arranged a very good re- 
pertory - of classical and operatic 
arias, with a Neapolitan number, fol- 
lowing which "Fa tinitza" is rendered. 
They close with an aria which shows 
the quality of both their voices at 
the best, one singing off stage and 
the other occupying center stage. 

When reviewed they rendered a 
popular ballad for an encore and gave 
a good account of themselves. The 
girls will be welcomed back to the 
American vaudeville stage by all ad- 
mirers of god singing. O. J. H. 

PILCER AND DOUGLAS 

THEATRE — Fifth Avenue 

STYLE— Song and Dance. 

TIME—Ttoenty Minutes 

SETTING — Full (Special). 

If variety Is the other name for 
vaudeville and the measure of an of- 
fering Is taken by what and bow well 
an artist can perform, Elsie Plleer 
and Dudley Douglas, in their new 
act, hold a position that is second to 
no headline act in the two a day. 
Thelr'a is versatility, talent, charm, 
poise and good taste. They sing and 
dance, do a little patter, speak a little 
piece, talk a clever character number 
and give an imitation that, while 
' none of it Is extraordinary, is all 
done extra ordinarily welL There 
never is a gale of laughter, but there 
always is a ripple of chuchlea, and 
constantly from here and there in 
the audience, there are little bursts 
of applause, as some special portion 
is especially liked. 

In addition; their, setting Is pretty, 
with not a single discordant note. 

Miss Pilcer makes four changes of 
costume, two at least of which are 
not excelled by the best that Broad- 
way musical comedy has to offer. 

There Is only- one unfavorable cri- 
ticism' to make. The pianist is not 
programmed. This is rather unfair, 
for he is essentially a part of the 
offering, and a creditable one. - M. F. 



FRANK HURST 

THEATRE— Fifth Avmue. 

BTKLE— Singing. 

TME^-Fifteen Minutes. 

•SETTING— in One. 

Billing himself as "Alone at Last", 
the meaning of which is described in 
an especially written opening lyric, 
Frank Hurst now is a single. He 
formerly was a featured player with 
Jack Wilson, Bessie. Clayton, Lucile 
Cavanaugh and some other vaude- 
ville headliners, which fact he brings 
forth in his first song. But now, as 
he says, if. you want any credit you 
"gotta go out and get it", which is 
what he Is doing. He does it very 
well too. 

His routine is composed of five 
songs, and for an encore, he sang a 
. new ballad. 

Hurst is not a ballad stylist, how- 
ever, and does better with character 
numbers. - — M F. 

MARTIN AND WALTERS 

THEATRE— Proctor's 58th Street 

STYLE — Talking, Singing, Dancing. 

TIME — Fourteen Minutes. 

setting — in One (Special). 

Before a peacock drop, in one, this 
team, man and women, open their of- 
fering with the old comedy flirtation 
method. The turn offers patter and 
songs and dances. Some of the patter 
resembles that of McKay and Ardlne, 
but the talk on the whole, is fair, as 
is the singing. 

The dancing, most of which is done 
by the man, is good when done by 
himself. The girl, however, either 
was very much out of form when re- 
viewed, or cannot dance. We are in- 
clined though to believe the latter, 
for, in the closing dance, she seemed 
unable to follow the steps of her 
partner. She would do well to stay 
off-stage while he dances. G. J. H. 



ARNOLD AND BOYLE 

theatre — Qreenpoint. 

STYLE— Bop and Girl Act. 

TIME— 18 Minutes. 

SETTING — In One (.Ordinary). 

Given two clever performers, one 
of them an Incomparable nut come- 
dienne and the other an ezoellent 
straight man, added to which clever 
material and personality, we would 
expect a first class act, and our ex- 
pectations were sot disappointed 
when we saw Arnold and Boyle. 

Miss Arnold is one of the funniest 
comediennes of the nut variety that 
we have seen in a long time with an 
aptitude for grasping opportunities 
for Improvised comedy that is a gift 

' The material in the act is, funny. 
snappy and well handled, and she It 
supported by a man who knows bow 
to work up possibilities to her. 
All in all, the act is a winner. S. K- 



"THE GRASS WIDOW" 

theatre— Fifth Avenue. 

STYLE — Comedy Sketch. 

TIME — Twenty Minutes.' 

SETTING — Futt {Special). 
'," J. 0. Mack has arranged his act !o 
such an extent, that it is now prac- 
tically new. He still, however, ap- 
pears In his comedy woman character 
mother of the half-wit son, and 
strives for a laugh a minute. 
Neither the son nor the other mem- 
ber of the company, the girl who 
plays the census taker, is program- 
med. But, with the later, it is hardly 
necessary, for nearly all the lines 
and the situations are between the 
funny mother and the equally funny 

vbojr. jf| 

■ This is sn unusual offering and 
""'•' on* that can hold a sketch spot on 
any program. . M. P. 



December 3. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



31 



BURLESQUE NEWS 

(Continued from Page* 15 and 27) 



PAT WHITE'S SHOW HAS 
REAL COMEDY THAT 

SHOULD GET COIN 

Fat White Is one of the landmarks of 
burlesque and his name in this part of 
theatricals means a great deal to bur- 
lesque fans, as they all look forward to 
his coming. It makes no difference 
whether it be the old-timer or the younger 
generation, he Is Just the same big at- 
traction. White was • at the Star last 
week and, up to Thursday night, had 
done the biggest four day business that 
bouse has done so far. 

White and bis "Gaiety Girls" In a real 
old fasbloned - bifrlesque show, is worth 
seeing any time and last week was no 
different. His company Is about the 
same, with a few exceptions, as we saw 
last season. He calls the book "Casey's 
Nightmare," and it has many of the 
scenes of last year. Including the race 
track bit. But, without this and White 
in the show, there would be something 
lacking. There is lots of action all 
through the piece and plenty of rough 
slap stick comedy that kept the house in 
an uproar during* Its action. 

There are Irish comedians, but there is 
only one Fat White. On his entrance, he 
was greeted with applause and his wel- 
come was genuine. He is assisted In the 
comedy by Harry Stratton doing a 
Hebrew character. While not having a 
lot to do, he has opportunities to get 
laughs. 

Tommy O'Neal is hack with the show 
after several years' absence and he does 
several comedy characters. His hair lip 
bit was well done and went over nicely, 
as did his drunk bit. 

Marty Pudlg has also returned to the 
show after a season on the Columbia 
Circuit. He is a good "straight" man 
particularly for White. In fact, he Is the 
best man we know of to work with this 
comedian, as he seems to know Just when 
White is going to do something and is 
there to "feed" him. Pudlg Is a neat 
dresser, good talker and Is stepping bet- 
ter than last season. 

Hank Simon and Chaa. IJetford are 
playing small parts and take care of them 
very well. They both read lines nicely. 
They, however, stand out in their mus- 
ical specialty. Joe Tule. the property 
man, worked up some good laughs In sev- 
eral bits he was In and was deserving 
of them. 

Elva Grieves has more "pep" this 
season. She Is dancing more and steps 
around pretty lively In her numbers. S he 
has both a pleasing personality and form. 
She makes up well, too. She reads lines 
end gets her numbers over ' with ease. 
Her costumes are attractive. 

Bessie Baker, the soubrette, dashed her 
way through her numbers and worked in 
the secenes as though she enjoyod all she 
had to do. She la always smiling and 
Impresses one as though she wanted to 
make all around her happy. 

Lillian Franklin, the prima donna, was 
not in very good voice,, consequently her 
numbers did not go over as well as would 
be expected. 

White's speecb in the third scene was 
funny and the way It was worked up by 
several members of the company, added 
more laughs. White . has his dog Jack 
doing several tricks In a specialty that 
was Interesting and amusing. 

Letford. and Simon put over a corking 
good musical act In one that pleased. . 

Tlllle DeLaney. one of the chorus girls, 
stepped out and offered a singing special- 
ty that was received with an cutburst of 
applause. She 'was compelled to give two 
encores before the house was satisfied. 
"'"• Is deserving of better than the 
chorus. 

In the "drinking" scene of White, O'- 
Neal. Letford and Miss Franklin. O'Neal 
Aid a corking good drunk bit. The 
"mechanical doll" bit, with Ray Wilder 
doing the. doll, was another good bit 
MIrs Wilder portrayed the doll to the 
satisfaction of all. The boxing bit fln- 
"■'licd the show and proved a good clos- 
ing - . White and O'Neal put up a fast 
noiit with Pudlg as the referee. 

Pat White and his "Gaiety Girls" Is a 
show that should do big business all over 
the circuit. It has no great production 
but It is a real burlesque show, with 
plenty of low comedy that a tired busi- 
ness man wants to see and Jaugh at. 

Sid. 



MABEL LEE MARRIES 
Mabel Lee. who has been filling the 
soubrette role for her Bister, Lottie, 
with the "Oh French?" Company the 
last two months, during the Iattera 
iiitii-sh. left the show Sunday night in 
Hohnkpii, when It was learned that she 
had been recently married to Edward 
Ryan, a theatrical man. Lottie Lee 
rejoined the show this week at the, 
Star, Brooklyn. ^ ; .- i;| 



JOE ROSE PUT ON 

GOOD SHOW AT KAHN'S 
UNION SQ- LAST WEEK 

Joe Rose produced the show at >Kahn'8 
Union Square last week and called the 
first part "Oh. Woman''. The second part 
was "Escaped From the Harem". It was 
a bit show from beginning to end, with a 
lot of musical numbers sprlnxled through- 
out. The bits were well blended together 
and were fast and well taken care of by 
the principals. 

Rose did a "Dutch" character, using the 
chin piece. He Is a fast worker and his 
dialect Is good. Harry Koler, as Abe Tush- 
insky portrayed : the part excellently. 
Mltty De Vera was the other comedian, 
and while not being overworked by any 
means, took care of what he had to do 
nicely. The show was not arranged so 
that there was enough for three come- 
dians to do. The three boys worked hard, 
however, and kept the audience In a good 
humor during the entire performance last 
Wednesday afternoon. 

Jack Gibson handled the straight part 
well, while Brad Sutton did straight in the 
first part and a Rajah in the burlesque. 
Miss Lorraine worked nicely In the scenes 
and wore pretty dresses. Miss Bell was 
In a number of scenes and did nicely with 
her numbers. Grace Seymour danced her 
way through the show when leading 
numbers and pleased with her work. 

Helen Adair, a new women at the 
Square, made a good Impression right at 
the start. She Is a pleasing looking young 
lady with a sweet personality. . Her num- 
bers all went over fine. She seems to 
know Just how to put them over. Her 
costumes were attraclve. She easily caught 
on here and It looks as though she- Is at 
this house for a long stay. 

A duet, offered by Gibson and Miss 
Adair, was well received They also sang 
a catchy number called "Bring Back the 
Joys You've. Given To Me," finishing 
with a neat little dance. - 

Babe Qulun's number went over nicely. 

The girls In the chorus look well and 
they work with plenty of life now. They 
are a pretty and shapely lot. The num- 
bers, arranged by Solly Fields, worked out 
well and were staged carefully. Several 
Were of a novelty order. A big house was 
on hand Wednesday afternoon. 



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CLOSE WITH "OH FRENCHY" 

Jules Jacobs and John Buckley will 
close with the "Oh Frenchy" Company 
at the Star, Brooklyn, this Saturday 
night 



TAKE ON DOC ACT 

PirXLABELPHIA, Pa., Nov. 20. — La 

Bergere and her posing dogs hare 
Joined the "Pace Makers" for the bal- 
ance of the season. 



GIVE THREE SHOWS 

Akron, O.. Not. 29. — The burlesque 
shows playing the Grand Theatre this 
city give three shows on ''Saturday. 
The matinee starts at 2.15,' the next 
show at 7 and the last at 9.15. 



CLOSE AT KAHN'S 

Mitty Devere closed at Kahn's Union 
Square last Saturday night Grace 
Seymour will close next Saturday 
night. 



BEAT WATSON RECORD 

PATEBSON, N. J. Nov- 30. — The 
"Twentieth Century Maids" broke the 
record, held by Watson at the Or- 
phenm Theatre here, last week, by 
nearly $1,000. Watson did $5,000 here 
eevreal weeks ago. 



COLLINS IS TO CHANGE 

George Collins, now musical direc- 
tor of the Gayety, Brooklyn, will be 
the mimical director of the Mt Morris 
Theatre on the American Circuit 



. SEARS LEAVES MINSKVS 

Roy Sears closed at the National 

Winter Garden last Saturday night 

and left New York Bunday to Join 

Harry Hastings Big Show. He re- 



LEAVES "GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS" 

Ed Crawford closed with the "GUIs, 
Girls, Girls" Company at the Hay- 
ma rkot Chicago, last Saturday night 
and returned to New York. 



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Burlesque Routes 



COLUMBIA WHEEL 

Al Reeves Show— Empire. Newark. 14; 

Casino, Philadelphia, 8-13. 
Abe Reynold's Review — Gayety, Buffalo, 

1-8: Oayaty. Rochester, S--8. 
Best Show In Town — Hurtig A Seamon's. 

New York. 14; Empire. Brooklyn, 

8*1 3. 
Ben Welch Show— Orpheum. Paterson, 1- 

6; Majestic Jersey City, 8-13. 
Behman Show— Star, Cleveland. 1-4; Em- 

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Beauty Trust — Empire, Brooklyn. 1-4; 

Empire, Newark, 8-13. 
Billy Watson's Parisian Whirl— Gayety, 

Boston. jl-4; Grand, Hartford. 8-18. 
Bon Tons— Casino, 'Boston, 1-6; Empire, 

Newark, 8-13. 
Bowery— Gayety, SL Louis. 1-8. Colum- 
bia, Chicago, 8-13. 
Boatonlans— Grand. Hastford. 1-1: Joe- 

uues. Waterbury, t-13. 
Burlesque Revue— Gayety, Wahstngto-j, 

1-5; Gayety, Pittsburg, 8-11. 
Burlesque Wonder Show — Star A Garter, 

Chicago, 14; Gayety. Detroit, 8-13. 
Dave Marlon Show— Olympic. Cincinnati. 

1-8; Star & Garter. 8-1S. 
Follies of the Day— Gayety. Pittsburg. 1- 

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Girls a la Carter— Empire, Toledo, 1-4; 

Lyric Dayton, 8-13. 
Girls of the TJ. S. A.— Gayety, R o chest e r , 

i-6: Beatable Syracuse, 8-10; Lumbers. 

Utica, 11-18. 
Girls Da Looks— Gayety, Detroit, 1-4; 

Gayety. Toronto, 8-13. 
Golden Crooks— Newourg, N. Y., 1-8; 

Poughkeepsie, 4-4; Boston, 8-13. 
Harry Hastings Show — Columbia, Chic- 
ago, 1-4: Bsrrh-TI. Des Moines, 7-11. 
Hello America— Miner's, 149th Street, 

New York, 1-8; Orphenm. Peterson, 

8-13. 
Hip Hip Hooray— Jacques, Waterhnry, 

1-4; Miner's 14fth Street. N. T., 8-13. 
Lew Kelly Snow— Palace, Baltimore, 1-4; 

Gayety. Washington. 8-13. 
Liberty Girls— Lyric, Dayton, 1-8; Olymp- 
ic Cincinnati. 8-13. 
Maids of America— Gayety. Omaha, 1-4; 

Gayety. rTanaae City, S-1S. 
Million Dollar Dolls— Empire. Albany, 

1-8. Gayety. Boston. 1-lt. ^ _ 
Mollis Williams Show— BercheH. Dee) 

Moines, 1-4; Gayety. Omaha, 8-13. 
Oh Girl— Casino, Brooklyn. 1-4; People's, 

Philadelphia, 8-13. 
Peek-A-Boo— Casino. Philadelphia. 1-4; 

Hurtig & Seamon's, New York, 8-18. 
Roseland Girls— Bastable, Syracuse, 1-8; 

Lumber*-, Titles.. 44; Gayety. Montreal. 

8-18. 
Rose Sydell London Belles — Park Bridge- 
port, 4-8: Newbuni>, N. Y., t-10; Pough. 

keepsie. 11-13. 
Sam Howe 8bow— Park, Touna-stown, 1- 

8; Grand, Akron, 4-4; Star, Cleveland. 

Sight Seers— Gayety, Kansas Cltjv 1-4: 
Opes 8-1S: yayety. 8L Louis, 16-10. 

Social Maids— Gayety. Toronto, 1-8; 
Gayety, Buffalo. 8-18. 

Sporting Wedows— Open 1-4; Gayety, St 
Louis, 8-1S. 

Star A 43artar Show — Columbia, New 
York. 1-8: Casino. Brooklyn. 8-13. 

Step Lively Girls— People's, Philadelphia, 
1-4: Palace. Baltimore, S-1S. . 

Twentieth Century Ghrls— Majestic y«r- 
sey City, 1-4: Perth Amboy. 8: Plain- 
field, 9; Stamford. 10; Park, Bridge- 
port, 11-18, • „ . . 

Victory Belles— Gayety, Montreal. 1-4). 
Empire. Albany, 8-18. 

AMERICAN WHEEL 

All Jaaa Review— Penn Circuit, 1-4; 
Gayety, Baltimore, 8-13. 

Aviator Girls— Majestic Wukeabarre. 1- 
4; Majestic. Scranton, 4-13. . 

Broadway BeBes— Gayety, Newark, 1-4; 
Broadway. Camden. 8-11; Trenton, 

I*- 1 *- *. . 

Beauty Review— Lyceum, Washington, 
1-8; BUou, Philadelphia, 8-18. 

Blue Birds— Victoria. Pittsburg. 1-8: 
Penn Circuit, 8-1S. __- ^_ ... 

Cabaret Ghls— Gayety. Brooklyn, 1-4; 
Gayety, Newark, S-is. „,,,.. 

Crackerjacks— Empire, Cleveland. 1-4: 
Cadillac Detroit. S-IS. 

Dixon's Big Review— Gayety, Minneapol- 
is. 1-4: Gayety. Sioux City, 4-13. 

Edmund, Hayes Show— Haymarket, Chic- 
ago, 1-8; Gayety. Milwaukee, 8-18. 

Fellies of Pleasure— Star, Toronto, 1-4: 
New Academy. Buffalo, 8-13. 

French Frolics — Broadway, Camden, N. 
J. 1-4: Trenton, 5-8; Trocadero, Phila- 
delphia, 8-13. 

Girls from the Follies— Standard St. 
Louis. 1-8: Park. Indianapolis, 8-13. 

Girls from Joyland— New Academy, Buf- 
falo, 1-8: Empire. Cleveland, 8-13. 

Girls, Girls. Girls— Gayety. SL Paul, 1-4: 
Gayety. Minneapolis. 8-13. 



Grown Up Babies— Grand, Worcester, 

1-4; Howard. Boston. t-U. 
Jazs Bahies— Gayety, Sioux City." 1-4; 

Century. Kansas City, 8-13. 
Kewple Dolls Majestic, .Scranton. 1-4). 

Bingham ton, N. T.. 8-10; Niagara FaHi, 

Lid Lifters— Gayety, Baltimore, 1-4: 

Lyceum, Washington, 8-13. 
Midnight Maids Gayety. Louurrflle, 1-4; 

Empress. Cincinnati, g-is. 
Mischief Makers— Olympic New York, 

1-4; Gayety, Brooklyn. 8-13. 
Monte Carlo Girls— Howard, Boston, 1-4; 

Olympic New York. 8-13. 
Oh Frenchy— Star. Brooklyn. 1-4: Plajs, 
_ Springfield, 8-13. 
Pacemakers— Open 1-8; Majestic WDkes- 

barre, 8-13. 
Pat White Show— Plaaa, Springfield. 1-4; 

Grand. Worcester. 8-13. 
Resale Dasale Girls— Century. TTaneaa 

City. 1-4: Open t-13; Standard. St 

Louis. 18-10. 





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Because Piso's brings 
comfort in midnight 
hours to those an- 
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distressed by inflamed throats or 
hoarseness. 

A standby for 55 years. Have it 

handy in the medicine cabinet for 

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FOR SALE— MOVING PICTURE THEA- 
TRE at a sacrifice— Reinforced con- 
crete building, original cost over 40 
Thousand Dollars; 8 yrs. Old, fully 
equipped, 800 seats, large stage, foot- 
lights roll curtain, moveable scenery 
for plays or vaudeville shows. Two 
simplex machines, rectifier, spot light, 
balcony, steam heat Eleven Thousand 
mtge.: most be sold; on one of the prin- 
cipal streets. Call or write. C Volkart, 
S8S Jefferson St. Buffalo, N. Y. 

WANTED — MADISON'S BUDOETsI 

From , No. 1 to present Issue, State 
number and price. F. Mead, Mhw^nia, 
Long Island. N. Y. 

Afternoon and Street Dresses, slightly 
worn. Large select stock latest models, 
suitable stage or movies. Mrs, A. lansr, 
41 W, 69th St, N. Y. 



Record Breakers— BUou. Philadelphia. 1. 
^,4; ItX.Morrta; NewYwItrt^ltr 1 ^ * 
Bound the Town— Open 14; Standard, St 

Louis. 8-13. • 
Sliding BtHy Watson Show— Empress. 

Cincinnati. 14; Lyceum, Columbus! 

Social Follies— Gayety. Milwaukee, 1-f. 

Gayety, St PauL t-13. * 

Some Show— Indianapolis, 14; Gayety 

Sport Orris— Engiewood, Chicago, 1-8; 

Haymarket Chicago, 8-13. ' 

Stone a PlUard Show— Empire, Hoookan. 

l-«: Star. Brooklyn. 3-1*. ^™" 

Sweet Sweetie O h-l s a *i lass»ssl 8a<l 1-S- 

Niagara Falls, 44., Star. Torontcy 8-11 
Tempters— Trocadero. FhlladalphiiC 1-f 

Victoria, Pittsburg; 4-13. T^i ' 

«n. -. ™ Pw Circuit. •' 

Wheeling, W. Vs.— Monday. 
Tjniontown, Pa. — Tuesday. 
Johnstown. Pa.— Wednesday. 

Altopna. Pa.— Thursday. 

Wmiamsnort, Pa,— Friday. 

EDELSTEN SAILS 

Willie Bdelsten. the booking mgatt of 
the Pntmtm BnUrJing, sailed for Eng- 
land last Saturday on the 8.8. Manre- 
tenia, leaving Clara Boee In charge of 
his Office. 



MADE PRISONERS GLAD 

The gloom that is bound to lark with- 
in prison wails on a Thanksgiving day 
was chased away from BlackweU's Island 
early last Thursday morning when Arthur 
S. White arrfved there with more than a 
dozen well-known vaudeville acta and 
proceeded to chase away an signs of 
grayness with a real, big time vaude- 
ville show. 

It was an easy audience. Loney Has- 
kell, who acted aa announcer and who 
spread sunshine with his witticisms and 
specially prepared gags, told the prison- 
ers they looked like the Colonial gallery 
on a Monday. They may have . lookea 
that way, but they were a heap easier 
to play to. Then Edythe Baker started 
the piano talking with a "blues'* number 
and prison bars were forgotten aa the 
audience swayed to the rytnm. And. If 
they had nothing else to be thankful for, 
they at least gave thanks to the vaude- 
ville powers for allowing the sunny smile 
of the Wilton Sisters to warm their 
hearts. 

BlackweU's Island was nothing more 
than a bad nightmare from which Jhtj 
bad awakened when Mabel Burke sang 
"East side. West aide all around the 
town," and many an "egg" smiled in spite 
of himself at the recollection of the "Side- 
wanes of New York." 

Not an act failed to please, but it was 
Rooney that stopped the show. The 
cheers he received during the dance with 
which he closed his turn must have been 
even more of a satisfaction to him than 
his recent record at the Palace. A 
"nance" bit which he did aa he bowed 
off received loud guffaws from a number 
of colored prisoners in one corner who, 
it seemed, had put on a bit of extra rouge 
for this occasion. 

The mere mention of the name of Harry 
Cooper waa the signal for applause. He 
was billed aa "the welcome visitor who 
has not missed a Thanksgiving entertain- 
ment In seventeen years." Judging from 
the applause, it seems as if Harry Cooper 
can get time at BlackweU's whenever he 
so desires. 

When the performance was concluded. 
one of the prisoners suggested three 
cheers be given for the actors, and those 
that followed left no room for doubt as 
to the success of the show. The same 
prisoner — he must have ami a m Broadway 
once! — then suggested cheers for XL r. 
Albee and for the Orpheum Circuit Has- 
kell then led the crowd in cheering for 
the keepers, but the "boos" rather drown- 
ed out the "hoorays." 

It was a morning that either the pris- 
oners nor the performers are apt to for- 
get Bringing laughter and melody to 
BlackweU's has been the annual custom 

' the United Booking Offices for many 
years, bnt probably never was the re- 
sponse more hearty than on last Thurs- 
day morning. After the show, there was 
a Thanksgiving dinner at the Island tor 
those who cared to partake. 

The bill ran In the following order: 
Loney Haskell. announcer: Walter 
Weems; Ben Welch and Pat Kearney; 
Mabel Burke and Sidney Forbes; Charles 
Irwin, De'Onsonne and Baker; Harry 
Cooper, Wilton Sisters. Joseph L. Brown- 
ing, Mary KeUey, Wellington Cross, Pat 
Rooney and Joe Santley, Von and Schenck. 

Dave Burk. of the Bushwlck Theatre, 
was stage manager. The orchestra was 
under the direction of Nat Kameron. 
.The programme stated that EL F. Albee 
Invited an the men to have a smoke with 
him. 



SARAH HYATT 



PRIMA DONNA 



FEATURED 



MONTE CARLO OIRL.4 



December 3. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 




SELZN1CK CAN 

STOP EQUITY 
FILM 

CLARA YOUNG MUST SETTLE 



Judge Learned Hand, sitting in The 
District Court of the Southern District 
of New York, last Saturday granted 

Uenrfs J. Selznick and his associates 

an injunction against Clara Kimball 
Young, The Equity Pictures Company 
and The Fine Arts Picture Corpora- 
tion, restraining them from offering 
(or release, sale oder distribution any 
Clara Kimball Young features, during 
the pendancy of their suit, without 
tarnishing a $25,000 Surety company 
bond for each picture thus offered by 
Equity. If Equity intends to continue 
the distribution or exploitation of C. 
K. Young pictures. It must immediate- 
ly furnish a satisfactory surety bond 
of $25 000, as it has announced the re- 
lease of "Eyes of Youth" with Mia 
Young In the stellar role, for the near 
future. 

The Selznick suit was brought in 
order to compel Miss Young to fulfill 
the terms of a settlement contract en- 
tered into bet wee her and the Selznick 
parties, by which she was released from 
ber contract upon condition that she 
paid $25,000 for each of the first tan 
pictures she made away from their em- 
ploy. She then contracted with Fine 
Arts to act in pictures for them, mak- 
ing ten In all, for which she was to 
receive two thirds of the net profits of 
such pictures, as ber recompense. Fine 
Arts then contracted with Equity Pie- 
tores Corporation to sell them the ten 
pictures for $150,000 a picture. About 
a month ago, Equity Pictures started 
suit against Selznick and his associates, 
whereupon they entered their counter 
suit The injunction is the outcome of 
this second suit. - - 



REGAL BUYS GROSSMAN RIGHTS 

The Begal Films Ltd* of Canada, has 
purchased the Canadian rights to "$L- 
000,000 Reward", a Grossman Inc., se- 
rial. In fifteen episodes. The story was 
written by Arthur B. Beeve and John 
W. Grey. 

GOLDWYN SIGNS HOPPER 

The Goldwyn Pictures Corporation 
has engaged E. Mason Hopper to direct 
the Booth Tarkington Edgar Comedies, 
to be produced at the CUver City Stu- 
dios. Scenarios for the Edgar stories 
have been written by Tarkington and 
production plans have progressed to a 
point where the filming of the comedies 
can be started as soon as the cast baa 
been selected. 

In the selection of Hopper to direct 
the series, which will run through 
twelve instalments, Goldwyn has added 
another man of broad experience to its 
roster of directors. Before becoming 
associated with motion pictures, he was 
an actor and stage director for many 
years and, during his early theatrical 
career, was known on the vaudeville 
stage under the name of "lightning" 
Hopper. 



F-P-L GETS DRURY LANE PLAY 

The motion picture rights to "The 
Great Day", the drama now playing at 
the Drury Lane Theatre London, have 
been purchased by the Famous-Players 
Lasky British Producers, Ltd., from 
Arthur Collins. 

The famous-Players .will start work 
on filming the production in the Lon- 
don studio in May, as the play will re- 
main at the Drury Lane until the com- 
ing Easter and then will tour the 
provinces. . , 



NEW COMPANY 
WILL DO ALL 
NIT PRODUCE 

GRAD WELL AT HEAD 



LARRY SEMON RESIGNS 
Larry S«non signed a contract with 
Albert E. Smith, president of Vltagraph 
last week, whereby bis services have 
been secured for Vltagraph for a period 
of three years, for. which he will re- 
ceive the sum of $8,600,000. The amount 
ia payable at the rate of one-third of 
the sum at the end of each year. The 
new contract, which was signed after 
a conference of four days, provides Se- 
mon with unlimited funds to spend in 
the production of each of his two-real 
comedies each year. 



F-P-L BUYING NEW PLAYS 

Famous Players Lasky has acquired 
several new plays. They are "The 
Frostier of The Stars'* by Albert Fay- 
son Terbune. ''The Prince Chap", "Bo- 
aanoe Oianne" and "A Lady In Lo ve" 
all bought for Ethel Clayton. Thomas 
Meighan will be featured in two new 
plays. 



COLLINS LEFT $40,000 

John Hancock Collins, formerly a 
motion-picture director and the late 
husband of Viola Dana, the Metro Star, 
left a net estate of $38,657.46 when he 
died intestate on October 23, 1918. 

The estate is to be divided equally 
between his widow, Viola Dana, and 
his father, Edward B. Collins, of New 
York City, because of his failure to 
leave a wliL 



VTTAGRAPH TO OPEN EXCHANGE 

Vltagraph is to open a new branch 
exchange in Milwaukee on December 
15th, which will control the Vltagraph 
output for the state. It has not yet' 
been decided who will manage this ex- 
change. ' 
SYD CHAPLIN PICTURE NAMED 

The first of the Syd Chaplin features 
has been named "One Hundred Million 
Dollars." Chaplin Mnwif wrote the 
story ■ 

SELZNICK TO PRODUCE PLAY 
-Bucking The Tiger" is the title of 
a play with which Louis J. Selznick 
will make debut in the legitimate pro- 
ducing field. The play is a comedy 
written by May Tully and Achmed Ab- 
dullah, from Abdullah's novel by the 
same name. It is already in rehearsal. 



METRO BUYS MORE PLAYS 

Metro has acquired several new plays 
for its stars. They include "Fine 
Feathers," by Eugene Walter, In which 
May Allison will be starred. "The 
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is 
another of the contemplated pro- 
ductions. 



HESS BEGINS CAMPAIGN 
Gabriel L. Hess, Chairman of the 
Censorship Committee of the national 
Association of the Motion Picture In- 
dustry, has begun a campaign against 
legalized state censorship He is or- 
ganizing committees to fight all the 
local censorship boards. All the various 
F. I. L. M. Clubs throughout the coun- 
try are participating in the campaign. 



SELECT BUYS STORIES 

Harry Rapf, director of production 
In Select's Western studios, has pur- 
chased several stories for production 
by bis units. They include "Just a 
Wife" and "Blind Youth", both of 
which have been stage hits, 



A new service company called the 
Producers Security Corporation, has 
been organized with offices at 616 6th 
Avenue. Bicord Gisjdwell, formerly 
president of the World Film Corpora- 
tion, is the head. 

The Producers Security Corporation 
will not produce or distribute films. It 
will be a service organisation and will 
act aa Intermediary between the pro- 
ducer and distributor and also to safe- 
guard the interests of both. The new 
company plans to take every detail of 
distribution and sales off the producers 
hands, after the film has been distribut- 
ed, so as to allow him more time to de- 
vote to the work of production. In fact, 
to place him in such a position where 
that is all he will have to do. 

All services performed by the Pro- 
ducers Security Corporation will be re- 
munerated for on a percentage basis, 
In addition to arranging distribution 
or sales contracts for the producer, the 
new company intends to also help him 
by doing all the publicity, advertising 
and poster design work, in fact, every 
little detail, if desired, even to giving 
legal advice. 

In other words the entire function of 
the new concern will be simply one of 
business management. 

With Gradwell in the organization of 
the company is F. J. Hawkins, or- 
ganizer of the Haworth Pictures Cor- 
poration, who will act as treasurer. 
Campbell MacCullongh, now with an 
advertising agency, will take charge of 
the advertising, and Nathan Vidaver 
will be installed ss general counsel. 



START WORK ON "ROMANCE" 
"Romance", in Which Doris Keane 
has been starred for several seasons 
here and abroad is to be filmed, with 
her in the stellar role. D. W. Griffith 
will make the picture/and is now pick- 
ing locations for the opening scenes. 



MAX UNDER RETURNS 

Max Under, the French comedian, 
who came over here three years ago to 
make comedies, and who failed to in- 
terest American audiences at that time, 
arrived last week on La France. Bis 
plans for the future are Indefinite. 



DENT GOES SOUTH FOR METRO 

L. L. Dent has been appointed ma- 
nager of Metro Southern territory, 
with headquarters at Dallas, Texas. He 
succeeds L. Blckel, who resigned. The 
teritory includes Texas, Oklahoma and 
Arkansas. 



F-P-L EARNINGS BIG 
In a financial report Just published, 
the Famous Flayers Lasky Corporation 
gives its total profits from film rentals 
and accessory sales for the months of 
August to November, as $6,987,753. The 
totals for November average $501,080 a 
week. This is an Increase over August 
figures, which showed a dally average 
of $418,884. 



CHRISTIE JOINS INTERNATIONAL 
Al Christie has signed to produce* 
series of comedy pictures of the "Bring. 
ing Up Father" cartoons for Interna- 
tional Films. Johnny Bay is to he 
"Jlgge". ^ , T 



INTERNX HAS NEW EDITOR 
William Le Baron has been appl 
to edit the productions of Internation- 
al: s Cosmopolitan Features. He was 
formerly editor of Collier's Weekly 
and has. written « number of play*. 

NOLAN GATHERING STARS 
Marshall tXeilan has engaged the fol- 
lowing for Ms pictures. MarJorieDaw, 
Louis Stone, Wesley Barry, Jane No- 
vak, J. Barney Sherry, and Yams Ma- 
ts. -Several other star contracts are 
now pending. 

FANNY RICE ENGAGED 

Fanny Sice, who has Just cornpletad 
work In her fourth special feature 
under the direction of J. Stuart Black- 
ton, has been signed by Vltagraph for 
characters In some of foe "CHenry 
Series'. 



MARY PICKFORD'S DOG DIES 
Los Akoklbs, Nov. 21.— "Scotty". 
Mary Pickford'e pet Alrdsle dog, met 
his death here In a fire which destroy- 
ed three buildings of the Robert Brun- 
ton studios. The loss of the building 
Is estimated at $20,000. 



MRS. CHAPLIN TO ADOPT BABY 
Los AifOKLEs, Nov. 22. — Mildred 
Harris Chaplin, wife of the weU-known 
Charlie, has asked permission to adopt 
a baby boy. The child Is one of triplets 
born to Mrs. Elizabeth Fullerton In the 
County Hospital a week ego. If the 
mother will consent to give up the 
child, he will be taken to the fh«piiii 
home at Hollywood, where he will oe» 
cupy the space left vacant by the death 
of the Chaplin's own son, who lived for 
three days only. 



DIRECTOR SUES ACTRESS 
Hal Clarendon, a motion-picture di- 
rector, has brought suit against Bath 
McTammany , s moUon-pkture actress, 
for the r ecover y of $7,985 which he 
claims he advanced her for hotel Mils, 
automobile hire, clothing and other ar- 
ticles. The suit wss brought In the 
Bronx Supreme Court, 



BUYS TWO ENGLISH PLAYS 

Among the number of new plays 
which have been purchased for pro- 
duction by Metro are announced "The 
Lights O' London," the melodrama by 
George R. Sims, and "Judah," by Ar- 
thur Henry James. These were bought 
by Harry J. Cohen, manager of Me- 
tro's foreign department,' for Screes 
Classics, inc., to be released through 
Metro. 

"The Lights O* London" was origin- 
ally produced at the Princess Theatre 
in Loudon in 1881 by Wilson Barrett, 
and was revived by William A. Brady 
at the Lyric Theatre in New York in 
101L Doris Keane, Holbrook Blinn, 
Douglas Fairbanks, Thomas A. Wise, 
Marguerite Clark, William Courtney 
and Charles Richman appeared In the 
revival. "Judah" was seen for the 
first time In London st the Shaftes- 
bury Theatre In 1880, with E. 8. wii- 
lard In the leading role. 



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December 3. 1919 



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CHILD ARTIST 
Management - Ernie Young 

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Burlesque Routes 




COLUMBIA WHEEL 
Al Reeves Show— Empire, Newark, 1-3; 

Casino, Philadelphia, 8-13. 
Abe Reynold's Review— Gayety, Buffalo, 

l-S; Gayety. Rochester, »— *. 
Best Show in Town— Hnrtlg * Seamen's. 

New York. l-S; Empire, Brooklyn, 

Ben Welch Shcnr— Orpheom, Pateraon, 1- ° 1 k*£'I£ 

6; Majestic, Jersey City, 8-13. vSSSSm 

Behman Show— Star, Cleveland, l-S; Em- 

plre. Toledo. 8-18. i ' 

Beauty Trnst— Empire, Brooklyn, l-S; 

Empire, Newark, S-l J. 
Billy Watson's Parisian Whirl— Gayaty. 

Boston. -l-S; Grand, Hartford, 8-is. 
Bon Tons- -Casino, -Boston, l-S; Empire, 

Newark. 8-13. 
Bowery— Gayety. St. Louis, 1-8. Colum- 
bia, Chicago, 8-11. 
Boatonians— Grand. Bastford, l-S; Jac- 

ejses, Waterbury, 8-18. 
Burlesque Rovue— Gayety, Wahslngrton, 

1-6; Gayety, Pittsburg. 8-1 S. 
Burlesque Wonder Show— Star * Garter, 

Chicago. 1-4: Gayety, Detroit, 8-1*. 
Dave Marlon Show— Olympic, Cincinnati 

l-S; Star A Garter. 8-18. 
Tellies of the Day— Gayety, Pittsburg. 1- 

6: Park, Youngstown, 8-10; Grand, 

Akron. 11-18. 
Girls * la Carte— Empire, Toledo, 1-8; 

Lyric Dayton, 8-18. _ 
Girls of the TJ. a A.— Gayety, Bochester, 

l-S; Beatable. Syracuse, 8-10; Lumbers, 

Utice, 11-18. 
Girls De Looks— Gayety, Detroit, 1-4; 

Gayety. Toronto, 8-1S. 
Golden Crooks— Newburg, N. Y., l-S; 

Poughkeepate, 4-4; Boston. 8-18. 
Barry Bastings Show — Columbia, Chic- 
ago. l-S; Berchell. Des Moines, 7-11. 
Beilo America— Miner's. 149th Street, 

New York. 1-4; Orpheom, Pateraon, 

Hip Hip Booray— Jaoeraea, Wstertnty. 

l-S; Miner's 149th Street. N. Y.. 8-13. 
Lew Kelly Show— Palace, Baltimore, 1-8; 

Liberty Girt*— Lyric, Dayton, 1-8; Olymp- 
ic. Cincinnati. 8-18. _ . ... 

Maids of America— Gayety. Omaha. 1-8: 
Gayety, sSsaaSS) City. S-1S- ' 

Million Dollar Don*— Empire, Albany, 
l-S. Gayety, Boston, S-l*. 

Mollis Williams Show — BerehelL Des 
Moines, 1-4; Gayety Omaha, S-1S. 

Oh Gh-1— Casino. Brooklyn, l-S; People's, 
Philadelphia, 8-18. 

Feek-A-Boo— Casino. Philadelphia, l-S; 
Burtlg & Seamon'a, New York. 8-1!. 

Roseland Girts— Beatable, Syracuse, 1-8: 
Lumberg. Utica, 4-S: Gayety. Montreal, 
8-18. 

Rose Sydell London Belles — Park Bridge- 
port, 4-4: Newburc, N. Y.. S-10; Pough- 
keepsie, U-l*. _. _ , 

Sam Bowe Show— Park. Youngstown, 1- 
8; Grand, Akron, 4-<; Star. Cleveland. 

Sight Seers— Gayety, Kansas City l-S; 

Open 8-18: yayety. SL Louis, 16-20. 
Social Maids— Gayety, Toronto, l-S: 

Gayety. Buffalo. 8-13. • 
Sporting Wedows— Open l-S: Gayety. SL 

Star A Garter Show— Columbia, New 
York, 1-6; Casino. Brooklyn^ *-}*• 

Step Lively Girls— People's, Philadelphia, 
1-8; Palace. Baltimore, S-13 

Twentieth Century Girls— Majestic, Jer- 
sey City, l-S: Perth Amboy, 8; Pteto- 
fleld, 9; Stamford, 10; Park, Bridgw- 

Vlctory BeUes— Gayety, Montreal. l-«. 
Empire. Albany, 8-1*. 

AMERICAN WHEEL 

All Jass Review— Perm Circuit, 1-8: 
Gayety, Baltimore, 8-1* . 

Aviator GWs— Majestic. WUkeabarre. 1- 
S; Majestic. Scranton, 8-13. 

Broadway Belles— Gayety. Newark. l-S; 
Broadway. Camden, 8-11; Trenton. 
12-18. * 

Beauty Review— Lyceum, Washington, 
l-S; BUou. Philadelphia, 8-13. 

Blue Birds— Victoria, Pittsburg, l-«: 
Penn Circuit, 8-1*. 

Cabaret Girls— Gayety. Brooklyn, l-S; 
Gayety, Newark, 8-1*. _ _ 

Crackerjacks— Empire, Cleveland, l-S; 
Cadillac Detroit. 8-1*. 

Dixon's Bis; Review— Gayety. Minneapol- 
is. 1-8: Gayety. Sioux City. 8fl*. 

Edmund Hayes Show— Haymarket. Chic- 
ago, 1-8; Gayety, Milwaukee, 8-15. 

Fellies of Pleasure — Star, Toronto, l-S; 
New Academy. Buffalo, 8-18. 

French FroUes— Broadway, Camden, N. 
J. 1-4; Trenton. B-S; Trocadero, Phila- 
delphia, 8-1*. _ _ 

Girls from the FoBles— Standard, SL 
Louis. 1-8: Park. Indianapolis, 8 -IS. 

Girls from Joyland — New Academy, Buf- 
falo, 1-8: Empire. Cleveland, 8-13. 

Girls. Girls. Girls— Gayety. St Paul, 1-8: 
Gayety. Minneapolis. 8-18. 



Grown Up Babies— Grand, Worcester, 

1-4; Howard, Boston, 8-1*. 
Jazs Babies— Gey ety Sioux City, l-S; 

Century, w-»— City, 8-18. 
Kewple Dolls— Majestic, Scranton. 1-4). 

Bingham ton. N. Y.. 8-10; Niagara Falls, 

Lid Lifters— Gayety, Baltimore, l-*; 

Ly ce um , 'Washington, S-18. 
Midnight Maids— Gayety. Loulsvffle. l-S; 

Empress. Cincinnati. 8-18. 
Mischief Makers— Olympic. New York. 

l-S; Gayety, Brooklyn. 8-1*. 
Monte Carlo Girls — Howard, Boston, 1-8; 

Olympic New York, 8-iJ. 
Oh Prenchy — Star. Brooklyn. 1-4: Ftasa, 

Springfield. 8-13. 
Pacemak ers Open l-S; Majestic. WUkss- 

barre. S-18. 
Fat White Show — Plata, Springfield, l-S; 

Grand, Worcester. 8-13. 
Razzle Dazzle Girls — Century, Kansas 

City. l-S; Open 8-13: Standard. St 

Louis. 18-20. 



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equipped. 800 seats, large stage, foot- 
lights, roll curtain, moveable scenery 
for plays or vaudeville shows. Two 
simplex machines, rectifier, spot light 
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655 Jefferson St. Buffalo, N. Y. 

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From. No. I to present Issue. Stats 
number and price. F. Mead, Mlneola, 
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Record Breaker s BUou. Philadelphia, l. 

.4; Mt Morris, New York, S-ifc 
Round the Town— Open 1-8; Standard, St. 

Sliding Billy Watson ' Show— Empress. 
Cincinnati. 1-8; Lyceum, Columbus, 

Social' Follies— Gayety. Milwaukee, i-i- 

Oayety. St Paul, S-l*. 
Some Show— Indianapolis, l-S; Gayety. 

Louisville, 8-13. ' 

Sport Girls— Engiewood. Chicago. !-«• 
; Haymarket Chicago, 8-1*. ^^^ ^' 
Stone & Finard Show— Empire, Boboken. 

l-S; Star, Brooklyn, 8-1*. *"~»a.««. 

Sweet Sweetie Ghrht — BwghamtoeV 1-*' 
_ Niagara Falls. 4-4j Star, Toronto. 1-1 1. 
Tempters— Trocadero. PniladelphUL l-s> 

Victoria. Pittsburg 8-lfJ T f 

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circuit 
Wheeling, W. Va.— Monday. 
Union town. Pa. — Tuesday. 
Johnstown. Pa.— Wednesday. 

Altoona. Pa,— Thursday. 

Winiamsport. Pa.— Friday. 



EDELSTEN SAILS 

WiUfe Edels ten, the booklsk Agent of 
the Putnam Building, sailed for Eng- 
land last Saturday on tho S.S. Maine- 
tarda, leaving Clara Bose in ensrge of 
bis office. 



MADE PRISONERS CLAD 

The gloom that Is bound to lurk with- 
in prison walls on a Thanksgiving day 
was chased away from Black-well's Island 
early last Thursday morning when Arthur 
8. White arrived there with more than a 
dozen well-known vaudeville acta and 
proceeded to chase away an signs of 
Srayness with a real, big time vaude- 
ville show. 

It was an easy audience. Loney Has. 
kell. who acted as announcer and who 
spread sunshine with his witticisms and 
specially prepared gags, told the prison- 
ers they looked like the Colonial gallery 
on a Monday. They may have lookatt 
that way, but they were a heap easier 
to play to. Then Edythe Baker started 
the piano talking with a "blues" number 
and prison bars were forgotten as the 
audience swayed to the rythm. And. If 
they bad nothing else to be thankful for, 
they at least gave thanks to the vaude- 
ville powers for allowing tbe sunny sntUa 
of the Wilton Sisters to warm thalr 
hearts. 

Blackwell's Island was nothing mors 
than a bad nightmare from which .they 
had awakened when Mabel Burke sang 
"East side, West side, ail around the 
town," and many an "egg" smiled in spite 
of himself at tbe recollection of the "Side- 
walks of New York.'* . 

Not an act tailed to please, but It was 
Rooney that stopped the show. Tba 
cheers he received during the dance with 
which he closed his turn must have been 
even more of a satisfaction to him than 
his recent record at the Palace. A 
"nance" bit which he did as he bowed 
off received loud guffaws from a number 
of colored prisoners in one corner who, 
it seemed, had put on a bit of extra rouge 
for this occasion. 

Tbe mere mention of the name of Harry 
Cooper was the signal for applause. He 
billed as "tbe welcome visitor who 



has not missed a Thanksgiving entertain- 
ment in seventeen years." Judging from 
the applause, it seems as If Harry Cooper 
can get time at Blackwell's whenever bt 
so desires. 

When the performance was concluded. 
one of the prisoners suggested three 
cheers be given for the actors, and those 
that followed left no room for doubt as 
to the success of the show. The same 
prisoner — he must have known Broadway 
once! — then suggested cheers for B. 9. 
Albee and for tbe Orpheom Circuit Has- 
kell then led the crowd In cheering for 
the keepers, but the "boos" rather drown- 
ed out the "hoorays." 

It was a morning that either the pris- 
oners nor the performers are spt to for- 
get Bringing laughter and melody to 
Blackwell's has been the annual custom 
the United Booking Offices for many 
years, but probably never was the re- 
sponse more hearty than on last Thurs- 
day morning. After the show, there was 
a Thanksgiving dinner at the Island for 
those who cared to partake. 

The bill ran In the following order: 
Loney trn»fc«»n announcer; Walter 
W«ems; Ben Welch and Fat Kearney; 
Mabel Burke and Sidney Forbes; Charlsl 
Irwin. De'Onsonne and Baker; Harry 
Cooper, Wilton Sisters. Joseph L. Brown. 
ing. Mary Kelley. Wellington Cross, Pat 
Rooney and Joe Santley, Van and Schenck, 

Dave Burk. of the Boahwick Theatre, 
was stage manager. The orchestra was 
under the direction of Nat Kameron. 
.The programme stated that E. F. Albee 
invited an the men to have a smoke with 

*iten. 



SARAH HYATT 



PRIMA DONNA 



FEATURED 



MONTE CARLO QIRi-8 



December 3. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



33 




TEMES 



SELZNICK CAN 

STOP EQUITY 

FILM 

CLARA YOUNG MUST SETTLE 



Judge learned Hand, sitting In The 
District Court of the Southern District 
of New York, last Saturday granted 
Lewis J. Selznick and his associates 
an Injunction against Clara Kimball 
Young, The Equity Pictures Company 
and The Fine Arts Picture Corpora- 
tion, restraining them from offering 
for release, sale oder distribution any 
Clara Kimball Young features, dur in g 
the pendancy of their suit, without 
furnishing a $25,000 Surety company 
bond for each picture thus offered by 
Equity. If Equity Intends to continue 
the distribution or exploitation of C. 
K. Young pictures. It must Immediate- 
ly furnish a satisfactory surety bond 
of $25 000, as it has announced tie re- 
lease of "Eyes of Youth" with Mias 
Young in the stellar role, for the near 
future. 

The Selznick suit was brought In 
order to compel Miss Young to fulfill 
the terms of a settlement contract en- 
tered into be twee her and the Sebmlck 
parties, by which she was released from 
her contract upon condition that she 
paid $25,000 for each of the first tea 
pictures she made away from their em- 
ploy. She then contracted with Fine 
Arts to act in pictures for them, mak- 
ing ten in all, for which she was to 
receive two thirds of the net profits of 
such pictures, as her recompense. Fine 
Arts then contracted with Equity Pic- 
tures Corporation to sell them the ten 
pictures for $150,000 a picture. About 
a month ago, Equity Pictures started 
suit against Selznick and his. associates, 
whereupon they entered their counter 
suit The injunction is the outcome of 
this second Buit. 



REGAL BUYS GROSSMAN RIGHTS 

The Regal Films Ltd., of Canada, Das 
purchased the Canadian rights to "$1,- 
000,000 Reward", a Grossman Inc., ae- 
rial, in fifteen episodes. The story was 
written by Arthur B. Reeve and John 
W. Grey. 



GOLDWYN SIGNS HOPPER 

The Goldwyn Pictures Corporation 
has engaged E. Mason Hopper to direct 
the Booth Tarkington Edgar Comedies, 
to be produced at the diver City Stu- 
dios. Scenarios for the Edgar stories 
have been written by Tarkington and 
production plans hare progressed to a 
point where the filming of the comedies 
can be started as soon as the cast has 
been selected. 

In the selection of Hopper to direct 
the series, which will run through 
twelve instalments, Goldwyn has added 
another man of broad experience to Its 
roster of directors. Before becoming 
associated with motion pictures, be was 
an actor and stage director for many 
years and, during his early theatrical 
career, was known on the vaudeville 
stage under the name of "lightning" 
Hopper. 



F-P-L GETS DRURY LANE PLAY 

The motion picture rights to "The 
Great Day", the drama now playing at 
the Drury Lane Theatre London, have 
been purchased by the Famous-Players 
Lasky British Producers, Ltd., from 
Arthur Collins. 

The famous-Players .will start work 
on filming the production in the Lon- 
don studio in May, as the play will re- 
main at the Drury Lane until the com- 
ing Easter and then will tour the 
provinces. . 



LARRY SEMON RESIGNS 

Larry Semon signed a contract with 
Albert E. Smith, president of Vltagraph 
last week, whereby bis services have 
been secured for Vltagraph for a period 
of three years, for. which lie will re- 
ceive the sum of $3,600,000. The amount 
is payable at the rate of one-third of 
the sum at the end of each year. The 
new contract, which was signed after 
a conference of fonr days, pro videi Se- 
mon with unlimited funds to spend In 
the production of each of his two-reel 
comedies each year. 



F-P-L BUYING NEW PLAYS 
Famous Players Laaky has acquired 
several new plays. They are "The 
Frontier of The Stars" by Albert Pay- 
son Terhune. 'The Prince Chap", "Bo- 
sacne Osanne" and "A Lady In Love** 
all bought for Ethel Clayton. Thomas 
Meigben will be featured In two new 
plays. 



COLLINS LEFT $40,000 

John Hancock Collins, formerly • 
motion-picture director and the late 
husband of Viola Dana, the Metro Star, 
left a net estate of $39,657.46 when be 
died intestate on October 23, 1918. 

The estate is to te divided equally 
between Ida widow, Viola Dana, and 
hie father, Edward B. Collins, of New 
York City, because of his failure to 
leave a wilL 



VlTAGRAPH TO OPEN EXCHANGE 

Vltagraph Is to open a new branch 
exchange in Milwaukee on December 
15th, which will control the Vitagraph 
output for the state. It has not yet 
been decided who will manage this ex- 
change. — — — - - 
SYD CHAPLIN PICTURE NAMED 
The first of the Syd Chaplin features 
has been named "One Hundred Million 
-Dollars." Chaplin himself wrote the 

story 

SELZNICK TO PRODUCE PLAY 
"Bucking The Tiger" is the title of 
a play with which Louis J. Sebmlck 
will make debut hi the legitimate pro- 
ducing field. The play is a comedy 
written by May Tully and Achmed Ab- 
dullah, from Abdullah's novel by the 
same name. It Is already in rehearsal. 



METRO BUYS MORE PLAYS 

Metro has acquired several new plays 
for its stars. They include "Pine 
Feathers," by Eugene Walter, in which 
May Allison will be starred. "The 
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" is 
another of the contemplated pro- 
ductions. 



HESS BEGINS CAMPAIGN 

Gabriel L. Hess, Chairman of the 
Censorship Committee of the national 
Association of the Motion Picture In- 
dustry, has begun a campaign against 
legalized state censorship. He is or- 
ganizing committees to fight all the 
local censorship boards. All the various 
F. I. L. M. Clubs throughout the conn* 
try are participating in the campaign. 



NEW COMPANY 
WILL DO ALL 

BUT PRODUCE 

CRADWELL AT HEAD 



SELECT BUYS STORIES 
Harry Rapf, director of production 
In Select's Western studios, bag pur- 
chased several stories for production 
by his units. They Include "Just a 
Wife" and "Blind Youth", both of 
which have been stage hits. 

CHRISTIE JOINS WTERNATIOttAL 

Al Christie has signed to produce a 
series of contedy pictures of the ' 

lug Up Father" cartoon for I 

tl onal Films. Johnny Bay <• to 
"Jlggs". 



A new service company called the 
Producers Security Corporation, has 
been organized with offices at 616 Sth 
Avenue. RIcord GrajdweU, formerly 
president of the World Film Corpora- 
tion, is the bead. 

The Producers Security Corporation 
will not produce or distribute films. It 
will be a service organisation and will 
act as intermediary b e twee n the pn> 
ducer and distributor and also to safe- 
guard the interests of both. The new 
company plans to take every detail of 
distribution and sales off the pr o du ce rs 
hands, after the film has been distribut- 
ed, so as to allow him more time to de- 
vote to the work of production, in fact, 
to place him in such a njnsul whan 
that is all he will ban to do. 

All services performed by the Pro- 
ducers Security Corporation will be re- 
numerated for on a perm ta go basis. 
In addition to arranging distribution 
or sales con tracts for the prodncer. the 
new company intends to also help elm 
by doing all the publicity, advertising 
and poster design work, in fact, every 
little detail. If desired, even to giving 
legal advice. 

In other words the entire function of 
the new concern will be simply one of 
business management. 

With Gradwell in the organisation of 
the company is F. J. Hawkins, or- 
ganiser of the Haworth Pictures Cor- 
poration, who will act aa lieasnrer. 
Campbell MacCuUough, now with an 
advertising agency, will take charge of 
the advertising, and Nathan VMaver 
will be installed aa general 



START WORK ON 

"Romance", in which Doris Kaon 
has been starred tor several sssso n 
here and abroad is to be fUraed, with 
her in the stellar role. D. W. Griffith 
will make the picture, and is now sick- 
ing locations for the opening scenes. 



MAX UNDEI 

Max Linder, the French comedian, 
who came over here three yeas ago to 
make comedies, and who tailed to in- 
terest American audiences at that time, 
arrived last week on La France. Hfci 
plans for the future are Indefinite. 



DENT GOES SOUTH FOR 

L. L. Dent has been appointed ma- 
nager of Metro Southern territory, 
with headquarters at Dallas, Texas. Ho 
succeeds L. Blckel, who resigned. The 
teritory includes Texas, Oklahoma and 
Arkansas. 



F-P-L EARNINGS BXS 
In a JassansJ report Just published, 
the Famous Players Lasky Corporation 
gives its total profits from film rentals 
and accessory sales for the months of 
August to November, as $6\987,7E& The 
totals tor November average 15 01 .M O a 
week. This is an increase over August 
figures, which showed a dally average 
of $418,884. 



DfTERN-L HAS NEW 
William Le Baron has . 
to edit the productions of _ 
ata Cosmopolitan F ea tar e s. 
formerly editor or Comer's 
and has written « number of 



NETLAN GA 
Marshall iXfeUan has 
lowing for bis pi c tur e 
Louis Stone, Wesley 
rak. J. Barney Sherry, and 
ta. Several " 
now ^***^ tl *a > 



FANNY 

Fanny Rice, 
work ta her fourth 
under the directioa of J. 
ton, has been signed by 
characters fea asaso of 





Hsn 
Mary Ptekford** pet ii route 
Ma death hare ia a Ore 
ad three bnUdinga of the 
too •todJc The knot 
U estimated at $3X0001 

Los Auesus. Nov. 
Harris Chaplin, wife of the 
Charlie, has asked 
a baby hoy. The child Is on 0* t 
born to Mrs. la iss both Fulssrtn ha I 
County Hospital a week. ago. at ( 
mother will asanas to «*** n> I 
Child, ho will be taken httsOa] 
home at Hollywood, where he WW 
enpy the space teft vacant by the < 
of the Cha pita's own I 
three days only. 





automobile hire. 

tides. 
Bronx Sni 




the 
which have 
doetion by Metro are 
Lights or 
George R 
thur Henry Ja 
by Harry J. 
era's roreeea 
Qssffies, Ti te t to be 
Metro. 

-The Lights Or- 
ally produced at 1 
te London In 1881 fey 
and waa revived by WUthua A. 
at the Lyric Theatre hi Sew Ye 
1911- Doris 
Douglas Fairbanks, 
Marguerite Clark. 





revival. -Judah- 
flrst time In Leaden at 
bury Theatre in MBo, with 
feud In the 



34 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 3, 1919 



Theatre, West 44th St. 
Eves. a. 20. Mats. Wed. 
Sat. i20. 
BOOTH TARKINQTON'8 
New Comedy 



HUDSON! 

BOOTH T 

- ■ New Comedy 

CLARENCE 

i ri Tl HOC Theatre. West 42nd St. 
L.L nUL Eve"- 82 °- M* 1 *- Wed - 
-A. H. WOODS Present* 

THE GIRL IN 

THE LIMOUSINE 

"100 per cent funnier than 'Fair & 
Warmer. ' "— Ev. M all. 

.Took the lid off Use Laughs." — Times. 



B. F. 

Keith'. 



Broadway & 47th St. 
Mat. Daily at I P. If. 
25. E0. 75. tl. S1.50 
Every Night 
IS. 60 and 75c. 
Dorothy Dlckaon A Carl Hyson; Creole 
Fashion Plate; "One* Upon a Time," and 
Marlon Morgan Dancers, 



PALACE 



H* 



Lappy 

M ATI NEE 



At 



FOR 
EVERY 

HIPPODROME 



Days 



EVERY DAY The 

Happy Price*— Seat* S Weeks Ahead 

nrnilDI IP Theatre, «d St. W. of 
KtrUBL l» Broadway. Eves. 8.30. 
■»■»■ ws*s»sw Mata- WelL & g^ i30 

s A. H. WOODS -Presents-. 

A VOICE t'A DARK 

- "Begin* where all mystery plays end." 
—globe. 

Knickerbocker iSL\?.j£*i£ 

B way ft 38th St. 
JOHN CORTS New Musical Comedy 

R0LY-B0L Y EYES 

Music hy 

Edgar Allan Wolff 

Eddie Brown A Louis Qruenberg 

With BOOtB LKOAAKU 
Largest, Handsomest Chorus In Town 

West 45th St Eves. 
sUS. Mats. Thurs. and 
Sat. 2J5. 
DAVID BELASCO Presents 
In a New 
Comedy by 
_ „ ,. Avery Hopwood 

THE GOLD DIGGERS 



LYCEUM 

DAVID be 

INA CLAIR 



BELASCO 



W. 44th St. Eves. 8:15 
Mats. Tours ft Sat. 2:16 



. DAVID BELASCO presents 

LENORE ULRIC 

In "THE SON-DAUHTER 

A play of New China by George 
Scarborough and David Belaaco 



OLYMPIC Near^Tiv 

Mischief Makers 

Next Weak— MONTE CARLO ; O JRLS 

Brooklyn Theatres 



Q'Tp A O Jay nr. Fulton St. Mat. 
O 1 XXlX Tel. Main 1893. Daily 

"Oh Frenchy" 

Next Week STONE ft PILLARD 

Thursday Evening — Wrectllng 
Under Direction of Geo. Bothner 
Every Su nday— 2 Big Concerts 2 

C as in o T h e a t r e 

This Week 

"Oh Girl" 

Next Week— STAB ft GARTER SHOW 

Empire Theatre 

Ralph Avenue and Broadway 

Beauty Trust 

Next Week— BEST SHO W IN TOWN 

GA V C "T" \f Throop Ave. 
/\ T CI I T Broadway 
This Week 

Cabaret Girls 

Next Week— MISCHIEF MAKERS 
. Every Sunday— 2 Big Concerts 8 



RE-MODEL CANTON HOUSE 

CAHTOir, Oblo, Nov. 28.— A removable 
stage is being construe ted in the city 
auditorium, which, on its completion, 
will make the auditorium the largest 
theatre in Eastern Ohio. It will seat 
4000 people and, with standing room, 
will be able to accomodate 5000 
patrons. The actual stage space is 
35x38 feet, and, in two hours, the en- 
tire stage can be dismantled. The in- 
terior of tbe theatre has been recently 
re-decorated. 



NEW COMPANY PICKS STAR 
. Eleanor Harte is the first star of tbe 
newly formed Canadian Films Inc., 
which Is BWMBfj pictures in upper 
Canada. She is to start work the first 
of December in Northern Alberta, on a 
feature dealing with life in tbe Ca- 
nadian backwoods. 



AMATEURS TO DO PLAY 

Another association of amateur 
players will come into being Monday 
evening, Dec. 8, when a number of 
students in and about tbe Metropolitan 
Opera House will present an -Italian 
drama, "Human Flames", at the Brook-_ 
lyn Academy of Music. Arthur Clydes' 
name is attached as producer with tbe 
name of Emanuel Gatti, a well known 
Italian actor, set forth as director 
Seventeen players are named for tbe 
principal roles, with about fifty in- 
cluded in chorus and ensemble numbers. 

Tbe play Is a new one from tbe pen 
of Armanda Romano. His name is not 
unknown. in America. He is tbe author 
of "Ysabel," which, several years ago, 
had a very successful run. 



FILM FLASHES 



Vitagraph is to release "The Sus- 
pect", with Anita Stewart as tbe star. 
It was scenarioized by S. Rankin Drew, 
before he went to war. 

Corrine Griffith is to star in a new 
.picture called "The Dead Line at 
Eleven", which Vitagraph will produce. 

Vitagraph has Jnst completed an- 
other O. Henry story called "While Tbe 
Auto Waits". 

George Fa weett, character actor and 
director, has been added to Vitagraph' 
directoral stoff. > .'. 

... Frances J. Clark has been appointed 
travelling auditor for Select.' ' 

-William Henry Warner has. signed 
to write a. series, of. stories numbering 
-twelve for Matty RouberL ' 

Victor Heerman is to direct the ac- 
tivities of the producing staf of Marsh- 
all Neilan rPoductions. 

T. D. Bonneville, recently publicity 
man for the Division of Films, has 
Joined the staff of Grossman Pitcnres 

Inc. : "• 

"Male and Female", the latest De- 
Mille Special, has been shown at tbe Ri- 
toU and Rialto, consecutively, first at 
the Rivoli last week, and this week at 
the Rialto. 

Rex Ingram has Joined Metro's di- 
rectoral staff, ana is directing Alice 
Lake,, in "Shore Acres". 

M. .P. Stoulcup has been appointed 
director of interiors for all Metro pic- 
tures, and will have complete charge 
of the department in tbe Hollywood 
studios. 

John W. McKay recently western ma- 
nager for Mayflower, has been appoint- 
ed general manager of distribution for 
that concern. 

Mitchell Lewis has been- signed by 
Metro to be featured in a series of Jack 
London stories of tbe North. 

House Peters has just completed a 
picture for Equity Films, and is at 
work on a new feature in which Vin- 
cent Serrano, Ruth Sinclair, Mildred 
Reardon and Edward Himball will be 
seen. m 

Carl Laenrmle spent a ten day va- 
cation at French licks, Ind. 

Ouida Bergere is in hospital suffer- 
ing from a complication of deseasea. 



Herbert K. Somborn is to marry Glo- 
ria Swanson, tbe film star. Somborn 
is president of "Equity Pictures." . 

Anita Stewart's first First National 
.picture "The Mind of The Paint Girl" 
was the feature at the Strand, New 
York, last week, with an augmented 
-program of features and music. 

Alma Rubens has already begun 
work on her first feature for Cosmo- 
politan, it is called "Humoresque", 
from Fannie Hurst's story. 

The HaroM Lloyd comedies' have 
been- booked by Joseph' Scbenk acting 
for Marcus Loew, for a seventy-five 
day, Metropolitan booking. 

Charles Ray and bis company .are 
Hearing the completion of "Watch Out 
William", his latest effort,' w .*• 

- .'Louis Brock has. been appointed bead 
of Select's Export department, to suc- 
ceed Guy R. "Hammond, resigned. •• 

Ella Stewart Carson has been added 
to the Selznick scenario department. , 

Snub Pol land! is to be featured in a 
new Pathe comedy called "It's a Hard 
•Life". - * 

E. Mason Hopper has been engaged 
by Goldwyn to direct the new Tarklng- 
ton Edgar comedies. 

Finnis Fox has been assigned to write 
tbe scenario for "Alias Jimmy Valen- 
tine", in which Bert LyteU ia to star. 

William G. Cruse has been appointed 
manager of the accounting and purchas- 
ing department of Metro. ' 

Fred Warren has been engaged as 
asistant director to Herbert Blache. 

Taylor Holmes' fortcoming pro- 
ductions will be bandied, all over tbe 
world, by Metro Pictures. 

William Eisenbardt has resigned as 
auditor of Hallmark Pictures to enter 
the production field. 

Anita Loos Is in the Manhattan Hos- 
pital where she Is being treated for an 
ailment of the throat that necessitates 
an operation. 

Clara Kimball Young is now at work 
on her second Equity Film, "The For- 
bidden Woman". 

Arthur Scholl, formerly with the TJ. 
S. A. Aerial School of Photography, has 
been added to the photographic staff of 
tbe Famous Player's-Laaky Oa. -. 



WILMINGTON GETS NEW HOUSE 

- WttMiKGTow, Del, Nov. 24.— A new 
theatre is to be erected here and will 
be named . the Wilmington. The house 
will have a. frontage of sixty feet on 
Market and will run through to King 
street. It will seat more than 2,000 
persons. Among its anointments will 
be an upstairs auditorium, sixty by 
forty feet Samuel Greenbaum owns 
the site on which the bouse will stand. 



DEA TH S 



George Ralston died In Chicago re- 
cently as a result of heart trouble. The 
funeral services were held on November 
23rd at his home In Harrisburg-. Pa. He 
was a member' of tbe Gus Hill abowa for 
a number of years and 1* survived by his 
wife, one slater, and three . brothers all 
living. in Harrisbursh, Pa. - .-..- i. 

■-•., Mrs. Tom Thumb, known In private life 
as the Countess Magri, died at her home 
in Middleboro, Mass.. last ween. She was 
seventy-seven years old. She was the 
'daughter of James S. and Hulda. Bump 
direct descendants of the Revolution. Her 
husband. Count Magri, survives her. 
• Countess Magri was thirty-two Inches 
In height and weighed twenty-nine 
pounds. She was born in Middleboro in 
1844. Her first husband. General Tom 
Thumb, died thirty-five years ago. Her 
parents were normal sized and of all their 
•children, she and one sister, were the only 
ones who were midgets. She made her 

debut In the theatrical profession at the 
ago of VI. She met P. T. Barsum In 18G2 
and then began her Big career. She toured 
the world several times with the Barium 
and Bailey Circus, of which she was one 
of the big features. 

. Her husband. Count Magri. Is a dwarf 
-who Is a native of Italy and became an 
-American citizen, on his marriage, to her. 

Wm. A. Wyl'le, formerly with the team 

• of Wylle and Sanford died Nov. 23, at the 

Elks Home, Bedford,' Va. Ho was a 

member o( Brooklyn Lodgo and a Civil 

War Veteran. 

John O'Neil, known as one' of the 
highest salaried drummers In the world, 
died last week at his home in West lOSth 
Street, New Yore He was 43 years old 
and for' many years had been working in 
the orchestra of the "Follies" at the New 
■ Amsterdam Roof, having started there 
with the first, musical comedy presented 
°af the -New Amsterdam in 1907 and re- 
maining there, until his -death. He died 
after an illness of two weeks. He is sur- 
vived by his wile and ■ a three year old 
child. 



IN MEMORV 
of our beloved 

other 

'who passed away Dec; 3, 1917 
DOT and BILLIE BARNETT 



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Roswell G. Emmons, a motion-picture 
actor, dropped dead in the studio of the 
Metro Film Corporation in California, last 
week, while waiting for his wife' to com- 
plete a scene. He was fifty years old 
aid is Survived by his wife and a thirteen 
year old son. 

Verona Carroll (Mrs. Edwin Joyce) of 
Joyce and Carroll, died Oct. 31 of a par- 
alltlc stroke at Buckroe Beach, Va. She 
was sixty-eight years of age. 

Merton H. McKenney, former motion 
picture and vaudeville theatre owner, 
died last week at the J. B. Thomas 
Hospital, Boston, following an operation. 
He had been ill but a. tew days. While 
at the hospital, his case became critical 
and his condition necessitated an opera- 
tion, from which ho was unable to re- 
cover.- ' 

Mr. McKenney, In the Infancy of the 
moving picture Industry, was one of the 
most successful "movie" man in New 
England. In partnership with William 
Aechtler, of Brooklme, he erected bis 
first theatre at Revere Beach, sixteen 
years ago. Later, he built what Is now 
the largest theatre at the famous N. E. 
beach city. During his very promising 
career he became owner and proprietor 
of theatres In Wtathrop. Revere. Pea- 
body. Cllftondale sad Cambldge. 

During the war he was one of Uncle 
Sam's most efficient civilian employees. 
' Retiring from the "movie-" business he 
volunteered his services with the govern- 
ment at a very modest salary, as a pur- 
chasing agent. 



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General Manager 



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Artists Can Book Direct by Addressing S. K. Hodgdon 



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JACK W. LOEB 

General Booking Manager 

EDGAR ALLEN 

Manager 
Personal Interview* with artists. from 12 to 6. or by appointment 



Attentio n vaudev ille m& 

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New England's leading Independent Agency. Good Vaudeville Acts 
wanted. Short jumps. 184 Boylston St, Boston, Mass. 



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LAWYERS. 

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York City. 
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Bank Bldg., Indianapolis, ind. 

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B'way, New York City. 
F. L. Boyd, 17 No. La Salle St.. Chicago, 

MUSICAL GLASSES 
A. Braunneiss. 1013 Napier Are., Rich- 
mond HULN. T. 

SCENERY. 

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581 -583-685 South High St, Columbus. O. 

SCENERY FOR HIRE AND SALE 
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SONG BOOKS. 
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TENTS. 
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THEATRICAL GOODS. 
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THEATRICAL. HARDWARE. 
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nan ...Sketch 

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NEW YORK. DECEMBER 10. 1919 



VOLUME LXVn-No. 44 
Price Fifteen Cants. SS.M a soar 



TICKET AGENCIES 
PLAN BIG 

IE 




LE BLANG BEHIND DEAL 



A series of. eonferenees for the par- 
pose of organizing a huge, ticket agency 
merger, -with a proposed capitalization 
of upwards of $2,000,000, have been in 
progress, during the last four weeks. 
The prime, mover at these conferences 
has been Joe LeBlang, the cut-rate 
ticket man, who conceived the propos- 
ed merger... Those interested with him 
in formulating the plan arc the Fallon 
brothers, of the Tyson Agency, and 
Thomas McBride, of the McBride 
Agency. .This was learned last Satur- 
day, following a conference held the 
previous evening between LeBlang and 
the heads- of- tbc agencies mentioned 

The plan, according to LeBlang, is 
to get .the principal brokers to turn 
over their businesses to the combine 
which would be formed, each broker 
receiving a lump sum and a block of 
stock in the. new organization. The 
amount of money and stock each brok- 
er would receive would be in propor- 
tion to the computed valuation of his 
business.^ Valuations would be com- 
puted by expert accountants after a 
careful survey of the books of each 
agency. ... 

. For example, If the valuation of the 
Tyson Agency were found to be $250,- 
000, a substantial sum in cash. would 
be given to .the Fallon brothers and the 
balance would be paid in stock of the 
proposed new corporation. In addition, 
the beads of recognized larger agencies 
would be made salaried executives of 
the corporation and also hold places on 
the board of directors, whose person- 
nel would consist of the heads of al- 
most, all the. agencies comprising the 
combine. It was also explained that 
the proposed merger is not Intended 
to create a monopoly of the ticket bus- 
iness so.' that the smaller legitimate 
brokers may be driven out of business ; 
that it was devised primarily for the 
purpose of' establishing the ticket 
agency business on a firm and com- 
mercial footing. . . . 

At the' present time, there- are about 
twenty recognized agencies that con- 
trol the/ theatre ticket business, and 
the service it entails. Their methods, 
for the most part, of obtaining the 
choice feats from the various theatres 
are hectic and of the catch-as-catch- 
can variety, to say the least. The re- 
sult is. that everybody seems to be out 
for himself .and the business is being 
more . and' .more frowned upon and in- 
veighed against by the public in gen- 
eral and: the. newspapers in particular. 

Besides, as was pointed out,- a 
merger of: tme ticket agencies would 
tend to centralize . the. business,, in 
which event there would be little or no 

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WIFE SUES SHEEDY 
James H. Sheedy, sometimes said to 
be a booking agent in the Putnam 
Building and a son of H. F. Sheedy, 
who. heads the agency of that name, 
was sued by his wife last week for a 

.separation through Kel vie Frank el, of 
the law firm of Fran kel, Barnett and 
Bachrach., Harry Saks Hechheinier 
represents Sheedy. 

In her complaint, Mrs. Sheedy, who 
is a dancer, states that she was mar- 
ried in. February of last year, but that 
her husband has never provided for 

- her. - In addition, she states that she 
shortly discovered him to be a victim 
of the drug habit and that he' fre- 
quently beat and swore at her and 
stayed away from home for days at a 
time, finally deserting her after they 
had lived together three months. 

After this state of affairs bad' exist- 
ed for some time, Mrs. Sheedy says 
that she had him summoned to the 
Domestic Relations Court, where the 
judge ordered him to pay her a sum of 
money weekly for living purposes. This 
he did for one week she states and 
then forgot about it and, although she 
had him in court eight times in all, 
she could never get him to obey, she 
swears. 

The papers in the case Including an 
affidavit by Alexander S Green then 
state that Sheedy makes fully $300 per 
week about the race tracks as a book- 
maker and ask that the wife be grant- 
ed $200 weekly alimony and counsel 
fee of $1,000. The motion for these 
was heard Monday by Justice Green* 
baum. 



Federal Trade Commission 

Files Vaudeville Probe Brief 



Attomie* John Walsh and William C. Reeves, Set Forth That Allegn- 

tKMW in the Complaint Have Been Proved — Respondents 

Have 30 Days in Which to Submit Answer 



KANSAS RE-ARRANGES TAX 

Kaksas Crrr, Dec. 5. — A new 
theater tax schedule, differing prin- 
cipally In a new classification of le- 
gitimate theaters, has been adopted 
here. It became effective at once and 
supersedes the schedule adopted Sep- 
tember 11. 

The old schedule included besides 
circuses, tractor and motor car ex- 
hibitions, horse and stock shows, and 
affected directly the American Royal 
and other big Kansas City exhibitions. 
The new schedule doesn't Include ex- 
hibitions of that variety. 

A reduction from $75 to $6*2.50 a 
month was made in the tax of theaters 
charging not more than $1.50 admit- 
tance. The order provides also that the 
tax on amusement parks that charge 
admittance will -be $100 a month and it 
may be prorated among exhibitors or 
paid by the park. The new schedule 
follows : 

Theaters charging not more than $1, 
$25 a month. 

Theaters charging not more than 
$1.50, $62.50 a month. 
- Theaters charging more than $150, 
$100 a month. 

Moving picture theaters within a 
boundary between the Missouri River 
and Fifteenth Street and from the 
State line to Holmes Street, $100 a 
year. 

Moving pictures in Kansas City out- 
side the above limits $50 a year. 

Circuses, $500 first day, $00 each fol- 
lowing day. . ..,.-;..-...• 

Skating rinks, knife racks,, cane 
racks, etc.. $5 a week. Shooting gal- 
leries $25 a year.- ■■ "r-"-' ; ; 



Washhtotoh, Dec. 8. — The brief of 
attornies John Walsh and William C. 
Reeves in the investigation of the Fed- 
eral Trade Commission into the af- 
fairs of the Vaudeville Managers' Pro- 
tective Association, the National Vau- 
deville Artists, the B. F. Keith Vau- 
deville Exchange, the Vaudeville Col- 
lection Agency and other vaudeville in- 
terests, was filed with the commission 
last Friday, several days before the 
scheduled time. It sets forth that the 
allegations of the complaint have been 
proved. The respondents' have thirty 
[lays, or, until January 5th, to file their 
answer. The conclusion of the attor- 
nies, which was reached after rolling 
up over 2,000,000 words of testimony 
and exhibits, is set forth in the brief 
in these words: 

"The summarization of the facts in 
this brief we submit is a dispassionate 
statement, without emphasis or color, 
of the material matters proved upon 
the hearing. The evidence discloses 
beyond dispute that the respondents 
have a machine which gives them un- 
qualified domination of the entire vau- 
deville industry of the United States, 
and that they can, and do, use such 
machine to control the weal of the 
actor and to make him subservient to 
their every requirement or demand; 
that they are in a position to say, and 
do say, who, and under what terms 
others, shall engage in the conduct- 
ing of vaudeville theatres; that they 
can, and do, eliminate competition in 
the booking of acts, and generally ex- 
ercise an autocratic control over the 
industry that eliminates all semblance 
of competition in any branch thereof. 

"That such a situation, from a public 
viewpoint, is an unhealthy condition 
is not a subject for argument The 
allegations of the complaint have been 
proved and the commission has the 
foundation from such facts proved to 
make findings thereof and a statutory 
order, requiring the respondents to 
cease and desist from their unlawful 
practices." 

The brief, in full, follows : 

BEFORE 
FEDERAL TRAD E COMMISSION 
DOCKET 128 

Complaint In the matter of tha 
alleged violation of Section 5 
of the Act of Congress, ap- 
proved, September 28, 1914. 



Federal Trade Commission 
v. 

The Vaudeville Managers Pro- 
tective Ass'n. 

The National Vaudeville Artists, 
Inc. 

The B. F, Keith Vaudeville Ex- 

. - -, change. 

Vaudeville Collection Agency 
E. F. Al bee. 8am A. Bcrtbner, 
■ Marcus Loe w. Martin Beck, 
B. S. Moss, Slme Silverman. 



Brief of Attorney* for tha Federal Trade- 
Corn minion. 
Statement of the Cat* 

This is a proceeding under Section S of 
the Act of September 28. 1914 (38 Stat. 719) 
directing respondents to appear and. show 
cause why an order to cease and desist 
from the use of certain alleged unfair me- 
thods of competition, should not Issue. 

The complaint herein Is grounded upon 
the charge that respondents are a com- 
bination in restraint of commerce among 
the States, and that certain of them have 
a monopoly of the vaudeville theatre, 
burlesque theatre and circus -business. 
Some of the various means employed by- 
respondents to restrain commerce and 
maintain a monopoly are set out In the 
complaint and include: 

(1) The crushing of an Association of 
vaudeville actors, known aa the "White 
Rats Actors Union" and "Associated 
Actresses of America",, and creating In 
its stead the respondent. National Vau- 
deville Artists, Inc. 

' (2) Requiring actors appearing In 
theatres operated by members of tha 
combination to warrant they were mem- 
bers of the National Vaudeville Artists. 
Inc.. and not members of the White Rats 
Actors Union; and that In the event this 
warranty or representation shall be 
found untrue, any contract of employ- 
ment of the actor might be cancelled. 

(3) The maintenance of a booVrlng of- 
fice, 'the stock of which Is held by- 
members of the combination, and - the 
collection from actors of fees or com- 
missions In the maximum amount- al- 
lowed by lair, for obtaining for 



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actors contracts of employment for ap- 
pearances in theatres operated by 
memebers of the combination, and giv- 
ing franchises to so-called "Personal 
Representatives" of actors, authorising 
them to represent the actors in the 
booking offices, and for such service to- 
also charge the maximum amount al- 
lowed by law for obtaining employment 
for actors; thus requiring performers to 
pay double the amount authorised by 
law for securing engagements. 

(4) The maintenance at a collection 
agency, the stock of which Is held, by 
members of the combination, which 
agency collects the fees for the "person- 
al representatives" and In moat ins- 
tances retains one-half of such fees for 
Its service. 

(5) ' The use of the publication known 
as "Variety'-' for furnishing the neces- 
sary publicity In the furtherance of the 
purpose of the combination, and In re- 
turn, procuring for "Variety", from 
members and performers patronage of 
the advertising columns of that publica- 
tion. 

(6) That all of said respondents with 
the intent, purpose and effect of stifling 
and suppressing competition In- the mo- 
nopolization of tbebuslness of operating; 
vaudeville theatres, burlesque theatres. 
and circuses, nave, conspired and con- 
federated together for the purpose or 
making and publishing a blacklist - or 
actors and theatres, to the end that 
members of the combination would nor 
employ performers whose names were 
on such blacklists, but would only .em- 
ploy performers who were members In 
good standing of the National Vaude- 
ville Artists. Inc. 

.It may be only fair to the respondents 
to state at the outset that a great many 
'of "the means employed by them la the 
Initial stages of. the combination have 
since been abandoned or suspended. P©*- 
mbty due to the fact that the complaint 
herein" was Issued... or tha. .further, tact 
that- tte- organisation. or combination mtd 

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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10, 1919 



Memorial Day 



Fund Drive 
Will Total $2,000,000. 



New York 



City, Alone, Raised $696,643 for Mamtainance 
Thespian Home on Staten Island; Other 
Ones Do Well Abo 



of 



transatlantic and coastwise passenger 
ships have been received by the Fond 
committee, stating that special pro- 
gra ms were presented at sea , on Friday . 
Toe sum from the campaign will be 
used as an endowment of the Actors' 
Home on Staten Island. This institu- 
tion, expending about $80,000 a year, 
cares for the needy and disabled 
veterans of the stage. 



With special matinee performances 
in 221 theatres throughout the country 
and in more than fifty metropolitan 
playhouses, the drive to secure antffl- 
cient funds to place the Actor's Fund 
upon a firm flnsiwinl basis, was 
brought to a close last Friday, Decern; 
ber 5th, the first annual Actors 
Memorial Day. It is expected that, 
when everything is in, $2,000,000 will 
bave been raised. 

The New York contribution, as far 
as counted, totals $606,643. Forty-five 
cities throughout the nation have re- 
nortedTtoS of $113,772, with many $13830; Charles 
cftlef stiU to be heard from. - _ ~ "■*- 

Although Memorial Day was the 
culmination of the drive, the campaign 
for an endowment fund will continue 
Indefinitely. Special drives have been 
started in a number of cities that did 
not participate in Friday's demonstra- 

° The swift pace set by business men 
and others in aid of the campaign in 
New York could not be equaled in 
other cities. The metropolitan houses 
brought from $15,000 to $75,000 each. 
The Hudson Theatre was an example, 
yielding $40,000. Most of the trades 
that had underwritten the theatres as- 
signed them turned back the bulk of 
tickets bought and they were resold. 

Some of the largest subscriptions re- 
ceived were given by members of or 
closely linked with the theatrical pro- 
fession. They include George M. 
Cohan, $100,000; Coleman Dupont, 
$10,000; Famous Players, Lasky Com- 
pany, $5,000; United Artists, *WW>5 
Vita graph Company, $5,000; Elsie 
Ferguson Clark, $2,500; Leo Feist, 
$1,250; Alice Joyce. $1,000; B. S. 
Xosa, $1,000; and the Theatre Assem- 
bly, $500. . __ 

In Philadelphia, a big vaudeville 
performance marked the culmination 
of the drive in that city. The pro- 
gram was arranged by Harry T. 
Jordon and Fred G. Nlxon-Nlrdlinger 
and presented at the Forrest Theatre. 
Those who apeared on the bill were, 
Barry McCormack, of "Sunrise"; 
Joseph Company of Jugglers; "The 
Old Homestead Quartett"; Grant 
Mitchel and Company, in the second 
act of "A Prince There Was" ; Jimmy 
Hussey and Company in "Move On"; 
Julia Sanderson, Joseph Cawthorn, 
Doyle and Dixon, Maude Eburne and 
Marie Callahan, "The Canary"; Lew 
Fields, of "A Lonely Borneo"; Char- 
lotte Walker and Ernest Lawford, of 
"Sometime"; William and Gordon 
Dooley with the Winter Garden Girls; 
and an act of "Dadies". Total box- 
office receipts amounted to more than 
$20,000, a record performance for that 
city. 

The race between the Chicago play- 
houses brought the Wood's theatre to 
the lead, with $8,200 in pledges; the 
Illinois second with $7,650; Gar»-- 
$6,400: Cohan's Grand, $6,335: Olym- 
pic. $5,900, totaling more than $34.- 
000. Constance Binney, appearing in 
"39 Eist" at the Princess, sold six of 
her autographed photos from the stage 
Friday night and netted $400 for the 
fund. 

Incomplete returns from other cities 
to date, are as follows: St- Paul and 
Minneapolis, $15,000 ; Cincinnati. 
$7,000; Jersey City, $4,000; Newark, 
$10,000; Baltimore, $15,000; Water- 
bory. $1,500: Niagara Falls, $600; 
Montreal. $5,000: Wilkes -Barre, $850; 
Providence. $S\200; Miami, Fla, $700; 



$100 ; Troy, N. Y., $1,150 ; Lynn, Mass., 
$2,000; Bradford, Pa., $300; Syracuse, 
N. T„ $700; Devils Lake, N. D., $100; 
Wilmington, Del., $1,000; Charleston, 
W. Va., $1485 (went over the top 
$585) : Springfield, I1L, $790; Benning- 
ton, Vt, $50; Pensacola, Fla., $275; 
Hartford, Conn., $5,000; Greensboro, 
N. C, $350; Nitro. W. Va., $400; 
Kingston, N. Y., $400; Wiilinmsport, 
Pa., $550; Omaha, Neb. (Theatre 
closed on a count of fuel shortage) ; 
Grand Rapids, Mich., $3,000; Athens, 
Ga.. $225; Cape Girardeau, Mo., 
City, Iowa, $22 ; 
Flint, Mich., $800; Fort Indianapolis, 
Ind., $2,500; Galena, TIL, $100; Milton, 
Pa., $200; Milwaukee, Wis., $7,000; 
Norfolk, Va., $500; Portland, Me., 
$450; Springfield, Mass., $263; Water- 
bury, N. J., $3,500; West Orange, N. 
J, $50; Wheeling, W. Va., $L200; 
Keokuk, Iowa, $20; Bisbee, Ariz., 
$200; and Denver, Col., $400. 

In addition to this, it is reported 
that the various trade organizations 
who lent their support to the drive 
have subscribed more than $746,033 to 
date, and nearly $10,000 was added by 
various business organizations who 
advertised in the National Memorial 
Day program. 

Wireless reports from a number of 



GIRL WINS MOROSCO PRIZE 

To Rachel Barton Butler goes the 
distinction of winning the first Oliver 
. MoTosco prize of $500 for the best play 
subn>'ttoi by members of Professor 
George Baker's classes in playwriting 
at Harvard and Radcliffe colleges. 
The piece was chosen from forty-two 
manuscripts submitted as the most 
Worthy of production by "Wi nth roup 
Ames, Oliver Morosco and Dr. Baker, 
who acted as judges. 

Miss Butler's play, which Is called 
"Mama's Affair," and is a comedy in 
three acts, has already been placed in' 
rehearsal and will be presented by Mr. 
Morosco at the Little Theatre on the 
first of the year. The cast will include 
as principals Effie Shannon, Amelia 
Bingham, William Archer and Mont- 
ague Love. 

This is Miss Butler's first play to 
receive production on the New York 
stage. In 1915 she won the MacDowell 
Fellowship and her first play "Prud- 
ence in Particular" was produced at 
Dr. Baker's play shop at Harvard. 
The following year she entered the 
Radcliif dramatic school which is af- 
filiated with the Harvard class. With 
the production of this, her first play 
to get a metropolitan showing, Miss 
Butler intends entering the dramatist 
field as a professional. 




ARRANGE WORLD TOUR 

With the Imperial Chinese Insur- 
ance Company as backers and under- 
writers of the project, Raymond Peck 
and' George Smithfleld are recruiting 
a company of principals and girls 
which will tour the world presenting 
American musical comedy successes. 
Secrecy has been displayed in the 
matter and negotiations have been go- 
ing on quietly. But details of the 
venture were learned Monday. 

All the feminine principals and the 
chorus girls will be signed in New 
York, with the men picked up in San 
Francisco. Those now negotiating the 
business are giving bonded guarantees 
that every one will be brought back 
to New York, and, in return, they are 
requiring that a- contract for the full 
tour be signed by those who will make 
it. Two years is set as the maximum 
time it will take to go around the 
world, although the promise Is held 
out that It may be of shorter length. 
For this reason, the contracts read 
"For the Tour." 

So far as principals are concerned, 
the managers -have given orders -that 
"names" are not necessary ; any one 
who can meet singing and donning re- 
quirements will do. .Of the chorus 
girls it Is required only that they be 
good looking and, if possible, blonde. 
Although it was not stated officially, it 
is understood that girls will be paid 
$50 a week and what expenses in tra- 
veling and living are incurred. Actors' 
Equity contracts will be issued to 
chorus and principals alike. 

The first stop in the proposed trip is 
Honolulu, with the jump then to Man- 
ila, then to Japan and China, the route 
then continuing to several cities in 
India, South Africa and the Mediter- 
ranian cities. The home stretch will 
bring the troupe through Paris. 

As the company is gradually recruit- 
ed, rehearsals will be held In New 
York awaiting the completion of the 
business details and the booking ar- 
rangements. The first musical comedy 
that will be put in rehearsal will be 
"Oh, Boy," with "Oh, My Dear" to fol- 
low. The complete repertoire win in- 
clude fourteen plays, all of the intim- 
ate style where too many principals 
are not necessary and the chorus can 
be held down to about twelve girls. 

Neither Peck nor Smithfleld would 
confirm the report that they would ac- 
company the troupe in a managerial 
capacity. They said they simply were 
acting as agents in getting it together. 
The tour will begin around the middle 
of January, with the company assem- 
bled at San Francisco and the first 
play town Honolulu. 



ALMA ADAIR 

F»»tm«il Prima Donna in 

ANATOL FREIDLANDS "MUSICLAND" 

B. F. K« tV . Boshwidt, ThU Wtik, Dee. 8 th 
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SAY F.P.L. BACKED "APHRODITE" 

Famous Players-Lasky announced 
Monday that it had secured the motion 
Picture rights to "Aphrodite," the 
spectacle produced by Comstock and 
Gest and now current at the Century 
Theatre. Immediately the impression 
arose that an enormous price must 
have been paid. It Is one of the big- 
gest things ever done In this country, 
and, with the publicity It received the 
day after its opening, its value was al- 
most doubled so far as the country 
outside of New York was concerned. 

However, following the announce- 
ment of the film company, there was a 
persistent report that the film rights 
had cost the picture people nothing. 
They are reported to have backed the 
presentation of the production, con- 
ditionally that they be given the screen 
rights after it had served its value on 
the stage. This was aura rumored 
with the fir3t announcement that Dor- 
othy Dalton, a Famous Players-Lasky 
star, would have the chief role. 

The run of the piece at the Century 
is for only nine weeks, with several of 
t the larger cities in prospect. But 
there far* possibility that, with road 
conditions what they are. it may not. 






December 10, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



Fight 



London Actors Win 

With West End Managers SSiTPSf^frSTSS 

O house and set to dramatic movement 



"PICADILLY JIM" HAS A CHANCE 

Atlantic Ott, N. J., Dec. 8. — Stuart 

Walker to-night presented "PicadlUy 

a comedy based on the Saturday 



Demand* Granted After Long and Bitter Difference* — Contract To 

Be Known as The Valentine Contract — Lower 

Salaried Player* Gam Much 



London, Eng., Dec 6. — The differ- 
ences that, for some time past, 
have embittered the West End Man- 
agers and the Actor's Associations, in 
the letter's fight for a new equitable 
contract, have ended in victory for the 
actors, who not only are granted what 
they have been fighting for, but, with 
the exception of one clause, have been 
given more than they sought. The 
new contract will be looked upon aa 
the unwritten charter of the entire the- 
atrical profession. 

There is only one regret among the 
members of both organizations and that 
is that the victorious end of the con- 
flict should have come about after the 
death of Sidney Valentine, chairman of 
the Council of the Actor's Association, 
who worked incessently to make the 
contract a possibility and whose efforts, 
more than anything else, were respons- 
ible for the final peaceful settlement 
Valentine, who had been working 
strenuously for the last six months, 
collapsed during a recent meeting of 
discussion over the contract. In 
respect to his memory and his faithful 
efforts, the new contract will be known 
as "The Valentine Contract," 



Some very important concessions are 
obtained by actors and actresses earn- 
ing less than $40 weekly, to whom in 
the main the contract refers. Payment 
for rehearsals are conceded ; rehearsals 
are not to last more than six hours, 
exclusive of time for rest and refresh- 
ments, and the definite date of produc- 
tion is to be inserted in every contract. 
Entertainments . must be produced 
within a week of that date, when full 
salary will begin. 

"A week's work is to be eight per- 
formances, with extra performances 
paid for at the rate of one-eight of one 
week's salary. The minimum salary 
for any artist is fixed at $12. In all 
nonmusical plays women's costumes 
must be provided by the management 
and in all cases shoes, dresses and 
gown must be supplied. No man earn- 
ing less than $40 a week is to supply 
more than one, to be after ward used 
in every day life. No actor, whatever 
liis salary, shall be called upon to pro- 
vide more than three suits for one pro- 
duction. - The contract also provided 
greater security for employment, for 
every player must now be engaged for 
the fall term of the piece or not less 
than six weeks. 



MAGICAL WITH WOMEN, TOO 

San Fbancisco, CaL, Dec. 6. — Alleg- 
ing that a half-dozen women are affini- 
ties of her husband, Mrs. Korinne M. 
Carter filed a suit last week for sep- 
arete maintenance against Charles J. 
Carter, the magician. Mrs. Carter 
claims that her husband is now plan- 
ning to take Miss Adele Tillson, said 
to be his latest heart's fancy, on a tour 
of the Orient. The Carters recently 
moved into a new $20,000 residence on 
Seacliff Drive In San Francisco. 

According to Mrs. Carter, her hue- 
hand's love episodes cover the world, 
having, she claims occurred in Cal- 
cutta, Dublin, London, Paris and 
Shanghai. 

In her complaint Mrs. Carter names 
the following: Mrs. Marian Wigging- 
ton, Mrs. Philip Henrici, Miss Bryant, 
Miss Gulida Busch, Miss Walters, Miss 
Florence Gaffney and Adele Tillson. 
All of these women were dined and 
wined by Carter, according to the com- 
paint filed by Attorney William A. 
Breen, and some of them were taken 
into hla company supplanting his wife 
for a time as leading woman. 

Mrs. Carter asks for $3*0 a month 
separate maintenante, attorney's fees 
and a division of property. The Car- 
ters were married in Oakland, Calif., 
May 24th, 1894, and have a son Law- 
rence J. Carter, aged 24. a theatrical 
man located In New York. 



WANT THEIR CANDLE BIT 

Roach and McCurdy have called the 
attention of the N. V. A. complaint bu- 
reau to Al Barnes and Company, claim- 
ing that the latter are using a trick 
caudle bit belonging to the plaintiffs. 
The plaintiffs originally complained 
some months ago against Barnes and 
Buriner for lifting this bit, but the 
matter never reached a head because 
the defendants declared t'uey were 
going out of business. Bnt Barnes now 
has a new act and, it is alleged, Is using 
this same bit. 



GUS KAHN RESIGNS 

■SPatNOFiELD, iMass. -Dec 9.-43HS 
Jvahn resigned as manager of ' the 
"Oh Frenchy" company here to-day. 
Frank McAleen, last season manager of 
the "Maids of America" is the new 
manager. 



house and set to dramatic movement 
by Guy Bolton. The latter has failed 
somewhat, for "Picadilly Jim" caught 
the fancy of its audience chiefly by 
wittiness of line. The piece has the 
fabric of "Clarence" but not the un- 
derlying soundness of character which 
marks the Tarklngton play. Comedy 
did not rise from the people in the 
story, but from the lines, which, of 
course, signifies smart writing but not 
necessarily smart playmaking. 

From the dramatic viewpoint "Pica- 
dilly Jim" needs considerable attention, 
particularly so at its climax, where the 
far spread strands of the story are, at 
present, gathered rather hastily and 
slip ahodly together, culminating in a 
noticeably disappointing finish, -where- 
in, one by one, the characters are dis- 
missed from the stage in such fashion 
that the auditor feels the presence of 
a shot of dramatic coercion. 

The character of "Picadilly Jim" is 
a unique one, given to bright crisp con- 
versations, but with a stolidity of face 
that is kept for every occasion. 

After returning home after an eve- 
ning in London "Picadilly Jim" finds 
himself wheeling a baby carriage fiUed 
with a real baby. Suddenly realizing 
the handicap he is to his parents, he 
breaks for America. This, in the na- 
ture of a prologue. Thereafter, the 
action takes place in the bosom, as it 
were, of a Morristown, N. J., family, 
. with a complication which adds some 
high explosives. But the story is slen- 
der. Though the usually neat writing 
and the unquestioned wit of line cer- 
ainly charms the audience. 

Plus a little clinical work, "Picadilly 
Jim" looks like a healthy contender for 
Broadway honors. 



lug the passing of liquor. Satan ap- 
pears and laughs. 

"Wine, Women, and Song." says 
Satan reiuiiilsceiitly "we still have 
women and song left. Women who 
thrill, women who intoxicate and 
women who make a man's brain reel. 
We should worry — on with life." 

That is the kind of a show it is, for, 
save the negro comedians, who derive 
Jazz from a harmonica and dance to 
their "own music, and the dances by Nip 
and O'Brien, who combine acrobatics 
and Jazz, the whole three hours is de- 
voted to women and music. 

The show went big with the house. 
If any fault were to be found it savors 
too much of the three ring circus. In 
that there is so much one would enjoy 
that he simply can't because it goes at 
such a swift pace. 

One would have to see the show 
several times to fully appreciate its 
superabundance of good things. 

FINED FOR TAKING PLAYS 

London, Eng., Dec. 6. — Four men 
have been fined by the Justice of New 
Ross Quarter Sessions for infringement 
of copyright, the fine In each case be- 
ing $100, a fine of $50 being levied for 
each play pirated. The defendants were 
John J. O'Brien, of Foulksmllls, Jamea 
Monahan, of Slevoy, William Mulllns, 
Garrynichard, and Patrick Fitzharris, 
of Foulksmllls. The plays involved 
were "Uncle Pat" and "Oh Lawsey 
Me," and In each case the names of the 
play* were changed. 

HOWE DID $8,800 

Pn-rsBtrKOH, Pa., Dec S. — The Sam 
Howe Show put the biggest weeks bu- 
siness of the season over at the Gayety 
last week. It did almost $8500 in six 
days. 



MARRY NEXT TUESDAY 

At the Little Church Around the 
Corner in New York next Tuesday 
morning, Harry O'Neal and Loretta 
Aheam will be married. O'Neal la 
"straight" man of the "Bon Tons", 
which will be at the Empire, Brooklyn, 
next week, while Miss Ahearn, sou- 
torette of the "Million Dollar Dolls" 
will be playing at the Colombia in New 
York. 



SEEK NAT WILLS WIDOW 

The mother of May Day is seeking 
the present address of her daughter. 
Miss Day is a former vaudevillian and 
the widow of the late Nat Wills. 



CECIL LEAN COMING IN 

"Look Who's Here," Max Spiegel's 
musical production in which Cecil 
Lean and Cleo Mayfleld are the feat- 
ured players, is scheduled to open here 
at the Casino Theatre January 11. 



"FOREVER AFTER" TAKES $18,000 

Boston, Dec 5. — Alice Brady, who 
played here last week at The Plymouth 
Theatre, In "Forever After," did a 
gros sot over $16,000 on the week, 



MOSS GETS SIX-DAY RIDERS 

Some of the principal riders, includ- 
ing Eddie Madden, one of the winners, 
in the six-day bicycle race at Madison 
Square Garden last week, will open on 
Thursday of this week at B. S. Moss' 
Jefferson Theatre. Those featured in 
the act besides Madden are Jack Eaton 
and Harry Kaiser. 

The act is hooked over the entire 
Moss circuit, the booking having been 
arranged personally personally by M 
D. Simmons, general manager of the B. 
S. Moss Circuit That Alfred Goulett, 
the Frenchman, who was teamed with 
Madden, is not a member of the present 
act, la due to his having sailed for 
France early this week to fulfill riding 

engagements previously contracted for.in a prologue 



"FRIVOLITIES ' OPENS AGAIN 

'Boston, Mass., Dec. 8. — A couple of 
years ago, G. M. Anderson, 'known to 
thousands of movie fans as "Broncho 
Billy" fell from his horse. He saw a 
myriad of stars, but every one he. saw 
and a few not in the firmament at that 
time are in his re-arranged production 
of "Frivolities of 1919" which opened 
at the Boston Opera House to-night. 

The show travels at airplaine speed. 
It is like whirling between two lines of 
beautiful girls, glad in gorgeous 
costumes, who sing real melodies while 
comedians jest in passing. It has no 
PIpt to hold attention, but it has music 
which is real, girls who are beautifully 
revealing and humor which, though 
subtle and open to various Interpreta- 
tions, Is on the whole, unhlushlngly 
funny. 

Dainty Nan Halperin, Henry Lewis, 
The Barr Twins, Dolly Best, John Dale, 
Sarah and Nellie Kouiis are only a few 
of the names which stand out. 

Frank Davis produces more than 
half of the fun. Joe Roily, Glenn and 
Jenkins, the last three being black face 
comedians who do not try to imitate 
Al Jolson, but who stick to their own 
fun, furnish about all the rest. 

The acts, or rather, the "Frivols" as 
it is programmed, follow each other 
with such rapidity that if any plot had 
been thoughtlessly provided, it would 
have been lost in the shuffle of brilliant 
costumes and dazzing changes. 

The costumes are worthy of mention. 
Apparently much money was spent on 
them. Some are more than spectacular. 
One set of bathing girls clad in white 
tights and the spotlight, are paraded 
for Inspection. However, before there 
is time to regain your breath they 
plunge into the surf, a moving picture 
device which is realistic and one of the 
best features of the show. 
The excuse for the play la presented 
A man is seen bemoan- 



HA YES HITS HIGH SPOT 

Chicago, HI., Dec. 4. — The Edmond 
Hayes Show broke all records of the 
Englewood Theatre here last week, do- 
ing $6082 on the week. 




LUCILLE FIELDS 

Singing Anatol Freidland's 

"WANDERING'' 

With 

"MUSICLAND" 
B. F. KafchVa Bssfewfck, Das. 81k 
B. F. Katt's Orphmaa, Das, ICtn 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10, 1919 



Scarcity of Theaters 

Has Halted Production 



Established Manager* Laying Off the Potting On of New Play* Untfl 

Situation Is Cleared Up. Shoberts Have Bat 

One Show on Broadway 



So far as the big producers are con- 
cerned, production In both the dram- 
atic and musical field has practically 
come to a standstill. 

Going over the list of attractions 
beaded for Broadway and that can be 
classed as new, there are only a few > 
of the Important managers found rep-' 
resented. The field, evidently, is being 
left to the independent manager, at 
least for toe time being, with the 
theatre owners .apparently willing to 
sit tight and- be i n Mrftd -wJ Une nto ls . 

While A. H. Woods has four plays 
In town, all of them except one an ac- 
credited success, he nevertheless is not 
so active in the current Holidays as be 
has been heretofore. He has announc- 
ed two new plays and has one on the 
road which has not been given a met- 
ropolitan showing, but only one of 
these is sore of coming in. 

The Selwyns have ceased production 
for the time being, except for Jane 
Cowl's new play, now in Boston. 
Henry W. Savage has a new dramatic 
offering, which, however, he is careful 
of declaring a New York date for. 



George C. Tyler, with a new show in 
Chicago, ha? discontinued announce- 
ments and nothing at all is being heard 
from Charles Dillingham, Cohan and 
Harris, Oliver Morosco, William A. 
Brady, David Belasco and Charles 
Frohman, Inc., except probabilities. 

Most unusual of all Is the quiet In 
the production field of the Shuberts. 
A glance over the plays Is town shows 
them as having only one production on 
Broadway under their direct manage- 
ment, q*fc».J»»— tng ■°-" '-* •""«>" 
Their Interests are multiple and vari- 
ed, of course, but, principally, these 
managers seem to be satisfied to rent 
theatres to the independent producers 
who are clamoring for bouses and to 
bold back themselves on any direct 
producing at the present time. Like 
the others, they have one new show 
announced, "The Mood of the Moon," 
a drama with a cast of only seven 
people. The Shubert policy at the 
present time seems to be to furnish 
theatres to their allies, buying in if 
the piece shows prospects of becoming 
a hit. 



LEXINGTON THEATRE SOLD 

The Lexington Avenue Theatre has 
been sold, the firm of Weschler and 
Kohn, heading a syndicate interested 
in theatrical enterprises in this city, 
taking it over. The sum involved in 
the transaction is said to amount to 
mere than $1,000,000. 

According to Walter Kohn, tte pres- 
ent season of the Corse Payton Stock 
Company, which will open on Dec 22 
for a limited engagement, and the 
season of grand opera by the Chicago 
Opera Company, which begins its en- 
gagement here on January 16, will be 
run according to their schedules. 

The Opera Company's contract will 
expire Mimr* ie, and a new policy 
may be formulated to take effect after 
that date. When seen last week, Kohn 
refused to make public what form the 
new policy will take. 

Rogers-Sperry, a newly organized 
realty firm transacted the deal. The 
bouse was built by the late Oscar 
Hammerstein. > -. 



"GRASS WIDOW" CAST SET 

"The Grass Widow," the musical 
show which Madison Corey and Thom- 
as Starky presented here at the Liberty 
and Princess theatres several years 
ago, is scheduled to open again during 
Christmas week in Stamford, Conn., 
with the following principals in the 
cast: Derma Bertram, Edith Allan, 
Donnell Dunbar ■ Airrett, Charles 
Claire, Libby Kipp, Florence Cole- 
brook, Elba Woods, Gaby Leslie, 
Grade De Mont, Frank De Mont, 
Chester H. Miller, Tom O'Hare, Eddie 
Green. Charles Sinclair is staging the 
show. 



GETS "LOST LEADER" RIGHTS 

Gerald Griffin has obtained Austral- 
Ian rights to "The Lost Leader," and 
will present the piece in the Antipodes 
next Spring, with a company to be re- 
cruited in New York. He now controls 
tne Australian rights for nearly 200 
plays, dramatic, musical and comedy. 

GUILD TO MEET FRIDAY 

The first business meeting in the 
current theatrical season of the Cath- 
olic Actors' Guild will be held Friday 
of this week at the Hotel Astor. There 
will be discussion of the Guild pros- 
pectus, of proposed activities and a 
detailed outline of the annual benefit, 
which win be held some time shortly 
after the Holidays. 



ACTOR'S FUND DUES DUE 
Dues for the yearly membership in 
the Actors' Fund are now due and the 
secretary is sending out notices to all 
is the profession. With the immense 
success of the Memiriol Day benefits. 
It Is hoped to get is all money possible 
by the first of the year so that the 
books may be balanced for the annual 
report; 



"THE WAYFARER" SET 

With bnt a week remaining before 
the opening of the "Wayfarer," at 
Madison Square Garden, final prepara- 
tions' are in full sway. A host of 
mechanics are working in day and 
night shifts, practically rebuilding the 
amphitheatre. The seating capacity 
has been increased to 7,000, necessitat- 
ing a whole new floor, and the stage, 
which, in size, will eclipse any other 
built under one roof, is under con- 
struction. 

• The producers have made arrange- 
ments to secure one of the largest 
stage crews ever employed on Broad- 
way, numbering more than 200 men. 
The staff requires a bead carpenter, 
twelve assistants and ninety-four 
grips; a head property man, seven as- 
sistants and sixty clearers; a chief 
electrician, nine . . assistants and sev- 
enty-two operators. 

The huge, chorus, which will move 
into the Garden the latter part of this 
week for its final rehearsals, will also 
demand special services. There will ' 
be one wardrobe chief, ten assistants 
and forty dressers. 

The house has practically been sold 
out for the premiere. Already, box- 
office receipts- amount to more than 
|14,500, while orders are pouring in 
daily, carrying the' advance sale of 
seats to amazing figures. The demand 
for seats from nearby cities has been 
so heavy that box-offices have been 
-established in Philadelphia, Boston, 
Washington and Baltimore, and ar- 
rangements are under way for the 
operation of special excursion trains 
on all railroads running from these 
centers.- •'• - 

Work on the casting has been com- 
pleted and the following nave been en- 
gaged as principals: Walter Hampden 
will nave the stellar role, Blanche 
Yurka, prima donna, will play Under- 
standing, and J. Harry Irving will 
play Dispair. Pontius Pilate will be im- 
personated by 'Arthur E. Hohl, Bartl- 
maeus by Paul Leyssac, Mary, the 
mother of Christ, by Jane Wheatley, 
and Mary Magdalen by Ruth Vivian. 



WAR BOOKING OFFICE CLOSES 

The War Department booking of- 
fice, maintained in the New York 
Theatre Building to furnish entertain- 
ment to toe camps, has been closed and 
moved to Washington. Activities will 
be conducted from there In the future. 
Ma]. J. D. Donovan is still in charge. 



GRACE GEORGE'S PLAY FAILS 

Grace George's new play, "Quick 
Work," recently presented on tour for 
a try-out, after three weeks of travel- 
ing has been withdrawn and will be 
shelved. It was produced by Charles 
Frohman, Inc. Miss George will re- 
turn to the management of ber hus- 
band, William A. Brady, who will pres- 
ent her in a new play shortly after the 
first of the year. 



11MB JERSEY CITY HOUSE 

Torn Sheeley, long identified with 
Edna May and Cecil Spooner both in 
an executive and acting capacity, has 
taken the Casino Theatre, Newark 
Ave., Jersey City, and will open it as a 
picture house. 



CASTING "WHAT'S IN A NAME" 
Morris Green has begun ""Hng for 
his new Show, "What* s Is a Name?" 
which win be ready to go Into the 
Greenwich Village Theatre early ill 
January. Williams and Wolfus an 
the first to be signed. " 



DEALS WITH RACE QUESTION 

Pjttsbuegh, Dec 5. — Presented un- 
der the management of the DoweU 
Producing Company, of New York, 
James Poller's new play, "Black and 
White," a dramatization of the novel, 
"Mam Linda", by Will N. Harben be- 
gan a two weeks' engagement at the 
Duquesne Theatre here to-night. Car- 
oline Newman is in the title role, 
others of the cast including Horace 
James, William F. Mulligan, Fleming 
Ward and Edith Luekett, 

With scenes laid in the Appalachian 
mountains, the drama is more or less 
an exposition of the race problem. Its 
plot is essentially of the South in many 
respects, but the dialogue has much to 
do with those who come from the 
North and Is Identified at times by 
wrangles over the negro question. 
Mam Linda is a Degress and it is 
around her that the principal action 
focuses. 

From an educational point of view, 
the play seems designed to create 
friendship between the blacks and the 
whites of the South and to abolish the 
animosity between the races. In this 
respect, however, it hardly achieves its 
purpose. It -is well acted and its 
movement, throughout, is cleverly ex- 
ploited. Miss Newcomb, with her 
usual skill in the portrayal of the 
negro character, gives an impressive 
impersonation and her efforts frequent- 
ly were applauded. Others of toe cast 
were favorably received, also, purely 
on their merits, however, for the sent- 
iment of the audience was against the 
story. • . 



■ AUTO LIGHTS THEATRE 
Ttrhf. Haute, Ind., Dec. 5.— By in- 
stalling a generator which was pro- 
pelled by the engine of a Stntz racing 
machine, manager B. W. Brentlinger, 
of the Liberty Theatre, here, saved 
his house from closing down for lack 
' of light and power. The traction com- 
pany, which supplied the light and 
power to the city, had issued an order 
on very short notice that, after a cer- 
tain date, they would not furnish 
power to theatres because of the short- 
age of coal induced by the miner's 
strike. 

With the assistance of a nearby 
garage operator, the generator and 
Stutz engine were installed within 
seven hours and, while other houses 
were dark, the Liberty played to cap- 
acity. 



MILLER-BATES PLAY COMING IN 

Henry Miller's new play, ^The Fam- 
ous Mrs. Faye," in which Blanche 
Bates will co-star with Miller, will 
follow "Moonlight and Honeysuckle," 
with Ruth Chatterton Into the Henry 
Miller Theatre. 

"The Famous Mrs. Faye" win have 
its premiere an Dec. 15. in Atlantic 
City. "Moonlight and Honeysuckle" 
will leave the Henry Miller on the 
22nd. 



DANCER SUES HOTEL 

Vanda Hoff, a dancer from Los 
Angeles, California, who has been en- 
gaged by Flo Zelgfeld for one of his 
shows, is suing the Great Northern 
Hotel for $800, the value of a fur coat 
which, she says, was stolen from her 
room in the Hotel while she was away. 
The case was bronght up on the 5th. 
but, upon appUcation by the defend- 
ant, it was postponed until the twelfth. 
Robert C. Moore represents Miss Hoff. 

EQUITY AIDES QUIT 

Claude Archer and Lee Bobinson, 
the former for several months past in 
charge of the booking department of 
Chorus Equity and the latter having 
acted for some time as assistant to 
Paul Gilmore, secretary of the Actors' 
Equity Association, have resigned. 
Both, with Gene Deveraux as a third 
member, have a sketch which they win 
put into vaudeville, opening within the 
next two weeks. "You'd Be Surprised" 
is the title. 



STAGING REISENWEBER SHOW 

Jean Bedini has been engaged to 
stage the new Beisenweber cabaret 
show. He has begun casting for the 
review and Mary Maxfield, the Clair 
Twins, accordion players, and Bed- 
dington and Grant have been signed, 
so far. Special music for both solo 
and*ensemble numbers win be a feat- 
ure, with two new composers, both 
from California, named. They are 
Jack Myers and I. Kornblum. 

After he has the Beisenweber review 
going, Bedini will begin casting for a 
new musical production Which will be 

ready early in toe new year. Its title 
wffl be "Sweet Sylvia," and negotia- 
tions are now under way with several 
musical comedy stars to play the name 
part. • - • • 

TYLER SIGNS MAY IRWIN 

George C. Tyler last Monday placed 
May Irwin under contract, and, after 
the first of the year, wfll present her 
as star of "On the Hiring Line." Har- 
riett Ford and Harvey CHiggens, the 
authors, will rewrite the former Laura 
Hope Crews role, broadening it out in- 
to farce to suit Miss Irwin's style &nd 
it win then be sent on the road, with 
Chicago probably the first stop. Ex- 
cept for a few changes in minor roles 
and. that of Miss Crews, the cast will 
remain toe' same as that which played 
the piece at the Criterion, 



December 10, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



Washington Fire Marshall 

Stops Show To Enforce Law 

g Show of 1919" Became Certain Scenery Hanging. 
Had Not Been Fire-proofed— Trouble 
Expected Elsewhere Abo 



Washington-, Dec. 7. — With the au- 
dience seated and curtain time fifteen 
minutes overdue, the management of 
"The Passing Show of 1919," scheduled 
to begin a' week's run at Poll's, here- 
tonight, was forced to cancel the show 
because the District of Columbia fire 
authorities would not permit the per- 
formance to be given until certain 
hangings used in the production had 
been properly fire-proofed. The thea- 
tre was crowded to capacity when the 
announcement was mi de, but the man- 
agement immediately began to refund 
ticket money at tbe box office. Over 
4,000 were in the house at the time 
and indignation was intense. 

Tbe "Passing Show" company had 
used a special train from Cleveland to 
Washington in order to arrive in time 
for to-night's show. The company was 
transported on the last special train 
permitted by the railroad administra- 
tion before putting into effect Its dras- 
tic cut in train schedules due to the 
coal shortage. 

Tbe action of the District fire mar- 



shall follows a meeting recently held in 
Washington at which tbe fire regula- 
tions of tbe District were outlined to 
local managers, who were then warned 
that the regulations would be strictly 
enforced in the future. 

Recently, a similar warning, calling 
attention to fire proof regulations, was 
issued by George W. Elliott, district 
fire marshall at Philadelphia. A new 
Pennsylvania law makes it a viola- 
tion to permit tbe use of stage scenery, 
curtains or decorations, made of com- 
bustible material. All material must 
be thoroughly saturated with a non- 
combustible compound before it can be 
used. Allowance, however, is made for 
silks, velvets or heavy brocades, where 
fireproofing would injure the fabrics. 
The warning was issued early in No- 
vember, and it was announced that, af- 
ter December 1st, the law would be en- 
forced to the letter. 

Failure of theatrical managers to 
comply with the Pennsylvania law will 
probably result in action similar to 
that taken with the "Passing Show" in 
Washington. 



REISENFELD CONDUCTS HIS SHOW 

Boston. Dec. 6. — Hugo Reisenfeld, 
managing and musical director of tbe 
Bivoli and Rialto Theatres, in New 
York, is coming here to conduct the 
opening performance of "Betty Be 
Good," for which he wrote the score. 
The play opens at the Wilbur Theatre 
Monday night. 



THREE SHOWS LEAVING PH1LLY 
Philadelphia, Dec 8. — Three plays 
are getting ready to leave here within 
tbe next two weeks. "A Prince There 
Was," with Grant Mitchell, will leave 
the Garrick on Saturday night to make 
way for Frances Starr In Tiger, 
Tiger," which opens there Monday, 
Dec, 15. 

"Tbe Canary," with Julia Sanderson 
and Joseph Cawthorne, starts its last 
two weeks at the Forrest Theatre to- 
day, and "Daddies" also will leave a 
week from the coming Saturday, vac- 
ating the Broad. 



JORDAN BUYS PROPERTY 
Walter Jordan, of Sanger and Jord- 
an, last week acquired a plot of prop- 
erty at 208 to 216 West Forty-first 
Street, but it will not be used as a 
theatre site. However, it is probable 
that a tall loft building will be erected 
on tbe premises, either by Jordan him- 
self or by a company which is negot- 
iating to take ofer tbe property from 
him, at a profit of $80,000. 

The plot measures 111x98.9 feet and 
formerly was the site of tbe Indoor 
Tennis Club. It faces the rear of the 
New Amsterdam Theatre. Tbe prop- 
erty was acquired at a price said to 
be $338,000. 



AGENCIES PLAN COMBINE 

(Continued from Page 3) 
necessity for the widespread subagen- 
cies now maintained by the larger 
brokers at big expense. Ultimately 
there would be established a great gen- 
eral headquarters where tickets would 
be sold directly . at a fixed excess 
charge of not more than 50 cents above 
the box office price. Tbe saving from 
conducting the business in the manner 
outlined, would be enough to pay a 
substantial dividend on the capitaliza- 
tion, It was stated. Then, too, the 
temptation to charge more for tickets 
would probably be removed, for the 
business would be established on a first 
come, first served, basis. 

LeBlang stated that he would also 
merge his cut-rate business in the new 
combine if his plan would be adopted 
by tbe other brokers. 

It Is estimated that the twenty lead- 
ing brokers throughout the city sell 
upwards of 2,000,000 tickets each year. 
This would make tbe gross business 
done by them amount to approximately 
36,000,000. - Figuring ten per cent as 
approximate net return on the total 
gross means that upwards of $600,000 
in profits each year is divided among 
these twenty brokers, making the 
yearly average for each one $30,01)0. 



CARROLL AND ATTERIDGE SETTLE 
The suit brought in the City Court 
by the LeMalre-Hyman producing cor- 
poration, against Harold Atteridge and 
Harry CarroU, was settled last week, 
the amount paid being $1,200. 

The action was brought to recover 
the sum of $2,000. In the complaint, 
filed by Samuel W. Tannenbaum, at- 
torney for the LeMalre-Hyman cor- 
poration, it was alleged that the money 
was paid to Atteridge and CarroU as 
advance payment for a musical Bhow 
they were to write and deliver to the 
corporation. The show was to be call- 
ed "What Could Be Sweeter?" and the 
LeMalre-Hyman corporation was to 
have produced it shortly after it was 
written. 

- However, it is alleged that the 
authors accepted the $2,000 in ad- 
vance, but failed to deliver the finished 
script. The reason tbey did not want 
to turn over the script, It Is said, is 
because they wanted Joe Weber to be 
in on tbe producing end of it. And 
when the corporation that had engaged 
the authors to write tbe play could not 
come to terms with Weber about pro- 
ducing 'it Jointly, Atteridge and Car- 
roll held on to the script 

In their answer, filed through Thom- 
as F. McMabon, Atteridge and CarroU 
denied aU of the plaintiffs' allegations. 



AMATEURS MAKING MONEY 

That the present theatrical season is 
proving a lucrative one for plays pro- 
duced by others besides the so-called 
"commercial" managers was evidenced 
last week. The Provincetown Players, 
who are holding forth in a converted 
stable at 133 MacDougal Street divid- 
ed a surplus above their expenses 
which amounted to $30 for -each 
player. 

The Provincetown Players originally 
began their dramatic activities about 
seven years ago in a wharf theatre at 
Provincetown, Mass. There, a group 
of artists and dramatic writers headed 
by Susan GlaspeU, Eugene O'NeiU and 
WUbur Steels, contributed their col- 
lective efforts to the presentation of 
groups of plays and playlets. In 1915 
they came to New York and leased 
premises a few doors away from their 
present quarters, which they converted 
into a playhouse having a seating cap- 
acity of 125. Last year they leased 
and converted their present quarters, 
which seat 138 people. 

This organization requires no license 
from, the city to conduct its playhouse, 
for their activities are conducted un- 
der a charter issued to them as a 
dramatic society. As such, they arc 
not permitted to seU tickets at the 
box-office, their patronage being deriv- 
ed and limited to the membership of 
tbe society. The present membership 
totals upwards of 1000, each member 
• paying five dollars a year. Member- 
ship entitles the subscriber to witness 
a performance of each group of plays 
presented during the season. 

During the season, which is over a 
period Of forty-five weeks each year, 
the Provincetown players present plays 
during two consecutive weeks out of 
every five, rehearsing for the next two 
weeks' presentation in the meantime. 
Thus far they nave produced approx- 
imately 100 plays, including several 
three-act ones, since they first came to 
New York. 

None of the players receives any 
salary ; but surplus moneys are divided 
among them. The only ones who do 
receive a weekly stipend are James 
Light who devotes aU his time to the 
presentation of plays and who not only 
stages and helps design settings fo- 
the plays but also acts in them ; a clerk 
who handles the books and one gen- 
eral utility player whose tasks are of 
varied nature. 



"^FTY-^FTY ,, NEARLY READY 

"Fifty-Fifty," which closed recently 
at the Comedy Theatre, Is, after being 
worked over by Harry CarroU in such 
shape, it is said, that it meets the ap- 
proval of James Fallen, head of the 
Tyson Ticket Company, its reported 
backer, and will open at Wilkesbarre 
on December 29. After that, it will 
play a string of one nighters and then 
go into Detroit Cleveland, Columbus 
and Chicago, where it wiU stay for a 
run. 



VILLAGE "F OLLIES' ' CAST CHANGE 
Dolly Connelly withdrew from the 
cast of the Greenwich Village Follies 
last Monday. Dale and Birch have 
been added to do their riding specialty, 
and Paul E. Burns also is a new ad- 
dition, with a special part to be writ- 
ten in for him. 

Miss Connelly, it is understood, wiU 
take up a route in vaudeville, appear- 
ing with her husband, Percy Wenrich. 



"FOOL" CLOSING IN BOSTON 

Boston, Dec 6. — John Golden's com- 
edy "Three 'Wise Fools" will start its 
last two weeks in this city on Monday. 
Hie play will close at the Tremont 
Theatre, December 2etn. 



CORT HAS NEW ONE 

Jobn Cort has acquired a new mus- 
ical play called "The Three Wishes" 
which Is scheduled to go Into rehearsal 
the first week in February. The book 
and lyrics were written by Irwin Cort- 
land, Harry Cort and George Stodd- 
ard, and Otto Uotzan has composed 
the score. ■ 



ORGANIST CANT GET SALARY 

Saw Fbahcisc*, Dec 5. — Edwin Le- 
mare, the organist who plays at the 
Civic Auditorium, is having trouble 
with the city treasurer in getting his 
salary and is at present playing with- 
out getting any pay whatsoever. Le- 
mare has been arguing with the city 
about the amount of his salary for 
some time, and this week, John Mc- 
Dougald, the city treasurer, said that 
he would not give Lemare any money 
until authorized to do so. by the Board 
of Supervisors. 

Lemare has been paid $2,075 for hia 
services since June. The original' un- 
derstanding was that be was to receive 
$7,500 a year, although the organist 
wanted $10,000. This was refused by 
the Mayor. In the meantime, because 
a proper contract was not made, Le- 
raare's demands have been held up. 
The clima came with the treasurer's 
announcement that he would not pay 
Lemare any more money. The Board 
of Supervisors will take up the matter 
this week. 



TAB DOING BIG BUSINESS 

Courts and Tennis have received a 
total of $5,886 as their end of tbe gross 
business done by their road tab. 
'•When Dreams Come True" during the 
last three weeks. Tills means that the 
act did a weekly average of $1,96533. 
The producers have booked the act, in 
regular split week picture houses up 
state. In some towns it played, with 
a feature picture opposition to the reg- 
ular vaudeville house on a 60 — 10 per- 
centage basis. 

The act opened in Newburgh four 
weeks ago and played to a total of 
$1,600 for three days. The same 
length of time in Perth Arjboy drew 
$1,100. Then the act went to Dover 
for three days, where it played to 
$1,350, tbe last half being spent ia 
Port Jervis, where It garnered $1,575- 
The first half of the third week was 
spent in Middletown, where the act 
took In $2,700, finishing the week in 
Amsterdam to $1,503. Thus, it played 
to a total gross, for three weeks, of 
$0,828, very good business at prices 
that never scaled beyond fifty "cent* 
top. The act cost its producers ap- 
proximately $10,000. There are nine- 
teen people and its average weekly 
running expenses, including salaries, 
do not exceed $1,200. 



WONT PAY FOR FIREMAN 

Providence, R. I., Dec. 6. — Whether 
the law providing that the proprietor 
of a theatre in this city most pay $3 a 
day to a person employed by him and 
stationed In the theatre to guard 
against fire, Is constitutional or not, 
was argued In the Supreme Court here 
this week in the case of Deputy Chief 
of Police William F. O'Neil against 
the Providence Amusement Company. 

O'Neil complained that the amuse- 
ment company failed to pay $3 a day 
to Robert S. Gallagher, who was em- 
ployed by tbe defendant and approved 
by the Board ot Fire Commissioners. 

Gallagher has been employed at the 
Bijou Theatre for two years and was 
still employed there at $2 a day. Tbe 
Providence Amusement Company was 
found guilty on that charge, but sent- 
ence was stayed after the hearing la 
tbe Sixth District Court and the case 
carried to the Supreme Court on ques- 
tion sraised on tbe motion to dismiss 
the complaint on the grounds that the 
law is unconstitutional. 

The Supreme Court Is considering 
the case and reserving decision. 



DAVE VINE'S SALARY ATTACHED 

The salary of Dave Vine, of Vine 
and Temple, was attached In St Louis 
last week by the Harry Saks Hech- 
heimer office, to satisfy a claim made 
against him by a man named Hose* 
from whom he sub-letted an apart- 
ment last summer. 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10, 1919 



Scarcity of Theaters 

Has Halted Production 



Established Managers Laying Off tbe Putting On of New Playi Until 

Situation Is Cleared Up. Shuberts Have But 

One Show on Broadway 



So far as the big producers are con- 
cerned, production in both the dram- 
atic and musical field has practically 
come to a standstill. 

Going over the list of attractions 
headed for Broadway and that can be 
classed as new, there are only a few 
of the important managers found rep- 
resented. The field, evidently, is being 
left to the independent manager, at 
least for the time being, with the 
theatre owners -apparently willing to 
ait tight and be se tteec d -wah^enials. 

While A. II. Woods has four plays 
in town, all of them except one an ac- 
credited success, he nevertheless is not 
so active in the current Holidays as he 
has been heretofore. He has announc- 
ed two new plays and has one on tbe 
road which has not been given a met- 
ropolitan showing, but only one of 
these is sure of coming in. 

The Selwyns have ceased production 
for the time being, except for Jane 
Cowl's new play, now in Boston. 
Henry W. Savage has a new dramatic 
offering, which, however, he is careful 
of declaring a New York date for. 



George C. Tyler, with a new show in 
Chicago, ha? discontinued announce- 
ments and nothing at all is being heard 
from Charles Dillingham, Cohan and 
Harris, Oliver Morosco, William A. 
Brady, David Belasco and Charles 
Frohman, Inc., except probabilities. 

Most unusual of all is the quiet in 
the production field of the Shuberts. 
A glance over the plays in town shows 
them as having only one production on 
Broadway under their direct manage- 
ment, "fl"" .T»n«ring -*llM»T-nf ■ lfllfl." 

Their interests are multiple and vari- 
ed, of course, but, principally, these 
managers seem to be satisfied to rent 
theatres to the Independent producers 
who are clamoring for houses and to 
bold back themselves on any direct 
producing at the present time Like 
the others, they have one new Bhow 
announced, "The Hood of the Moon/* 
a drama with a cast of only seven 
people. The 8hnbert policy at the 
present time seems to be to furnish 
theatres to their allies, buying in if 
the piece shows prospects of becoming 
a hit. 



LEXINGTON THEATRE SOLD 

The Lexington Avenue Theatre has 
been sold, the firm of Weschler and 
Kohn, heading a syndicate interested 
in theatrical enterprises in this city, 
taking it over. The sum involved in 
the transaction is said to amount to 
mere than $1,000,000. 

According to Walter Kohn, the pres- 
ent season of the Corse Payton Stock 
Company, which will open on Dec. 22 
for a limited engagement, and the 
season of grand opera by tbe Chicago 
Opera Company, which begins its en- 
gagement here on January 16, will be 
run according to their schedules. 

The Opera Company's contract will 
expire March 16, and a new policy 
may be formulated to take effect after 
that date. When seen last week, Kohn 
refused to make public what form the 
new policy will take. 

Rogers-Sperry, a newly organized 
realty firm transacted tbe deal. The 
house was built by the late Oscar 
Hammersteln. 



GETS "LOST LEADER" RKWTS 

Gerald Griffin has obtained Austral- 
ian rights to "The Lost Leader," and 
will present the piece in the Antipodes 
next Spring, with a company to be re- 
cruited in New York. He now controls 
the Australian rights for nearly 200 
plays, dramatic, musical and comedy. 

GUILD TO MEET FRIDAY 

The first business meeting in the 
current theatrical season of the Cath- 
olic Actors' Guild will be held Friday 
of this week at the Hotel Astor. There 
will be discussion of the Guild pros- 
pectus, of proposed activities and a 
detailed outline of the annual benefit, 
which will be held some time shortly 
after tbe Holidays. 



ACTOR'S FUND DUES DUE 

Dues for the yearly membership in 
the Actors' Fund are now due and tbe 
secretary is sending out notices to all 
In the profession. With the immense 
success of the Memlriol Day benefits, 
tt is hoped to get in all money possible 
by the first of the year so that the 
books may be balanced for the annual 
report 



"GRASS WIDOW" CAST SET 



"The Grass Widow," the musical 
show which Madison Corey and Thom- 
as Starky presented here at the Liberty 
and Princess theatres several years 
ago, is scheduled to open again during 
Christmas week in Stamford, Conn., 
with the following principals in tbe 
cast: Derma Bertram, Edith Allan, 
Donnell Dunbar Airrett, Charles 
Claire, Llbby Kipp, Florence Cole- 
brook, Elba Woods, Gaby Leslie, 
Grade De Mont, Frank De Mont, 
Chester H Miller, Tom O'Hare, Eddie 
Green. Charles Sinclair is staging the 
show. 



WAR BOOKING OFFICE CLOSES 

The War Department booking of- 
fice, maintained in tbe New York 
Theatre Building to furnish entertain- 
ment to the camps, has been closed and 
moved to 'Washington. Activities will 
be conducted from there in the f uturo. 
Ma]. J. D. Donovan is still in charge. 



GRACE GEORGE'S PLAY FAILS 

Grace George's new play, "Quick 
Work," recently presented on tour for 
a try-out, after three weeks of .travel- 
ing has been withdrawn and will be 
shelved. It was produced by Charles 
Frohman, Inc. Miss George will re- 
turn to tbe management of ber hus- 
band, William A. Brady, who will pres- 
ent her in a new play shortly after the 
first of the year. 



LEASES JERSEY CITY HOUSE 

Tom Sheeley, long identified with 
Edna May and Cecil Spooner both in 
an executive and acting capacity, has 
taken the Casino Theatre, Newark 
Ave., Jersey City, and will open it as a 
picture house. 



CASTING "WHAT'S IN A NAME" 

Morris Green has begun casting for 
his new show, "What's In a Name?" 
which will be ready to go into the 
Greenwich Village Theatre early In 
January. Williams and Wolfus are 
the first to be signed. 



"THE WAYFARER" SET 

With but a week remaining before 
the opening of the "Wayfarer," at 
Madison Square Garden, final prepara- 
tions' are in full sway. A host of' 
mechanics are working in day and 
night shifts, practically rebuilding .the. 
amphitheatre. The seating capacity 
has been increased to 7,000, necessitat- 
ing a whole new floor, and the stage, 
which, in size, will eclipse any other 
built under one roof, is under con- 
struction. 

The producers have made arrange- 
ments to secure one of tbe largest 
stage crews ever employed on Broad- 
way, numbering more than 200 men. 
The staff requires a head carpenter, 
twelve assistants and ninety-four 
grips; a bead property man, seven as- 
sistants and sixty clearers; a chief 
electrician,- .nine- assistants and sev- 
enty-two operators. 

Tbe huge chorus, wbicb will move 
into the Garden the latter part of this 
week for its final rehearsals, will also 
demand special services. There will 
be one wardrobe chief, ten assistants 
and forty dressers. 

The house has practically been sold 
ont for the premiere. Already, box- 
office receipts amount to. more than 
$14,500, while orders are pouring in 
daily, carrying the' advance sale of 
seats to amazing figures. The demand 
for 'seats from nearby cities has been 
so heavy that box-offices have been 
established in Philadelphia, Boston, 
Washington and Baltimore, and ar- 
rangements are under way for the 
operation of special excursion trains 
on all railroads running from these 
centers. 

Work on the casting has been com- 
pleted and tbe following have been en- 
gaged as principals: Walter Hampden 
will have the stellar role, Blanche 
Ynrka, prima donna, will play Under- 
standing, and J. * Harry Irving will 
play Dispair. Pontius Pilat? will be im- 
personated by 'Arthur E. Hohl, Bartl- 
maeus by Paul • Leyssac, Mary, the 
mother of Christ, by Jane Wheatley, 
and Mary Magdalen by Ruth Vivian. 



DEALS WITH RACE QUESTION 

PiTTSBCBOH, Dec 5. — Presented un- 
der the management of the Dowell 
Producing Company, of New York, 
James Faller's new play, "Black and 
Wnite," a dramatization of the novel, 
"Mam Linda", by Will N. Harben be- 
gan a two weeks' engagement at the 
Duquesne Theatre here to-night, Car- 
oline Newman is in tbe title role, 
others of the cast including Horace 
James, William F. Mulligan, Fleming 
Ward and Edith Luckett 

With scenes laid in the Appalachian 
mountains, the drama is more or less 
an exposition of the race problem. Its 
plot is essentially of the South in many 
respects, bnt the dialogue has much to 
do with those who come from the 
North and is identified at times by 
wrangles over the negro question. 
Mam Linda is a negress and it is 
around her that the principal action 
focuses. 

From an educational point of view, 
the play seems designed to create 
friendship between the blacks and the 
whites of the South and to abolish the 
animosity between the .races. In this 
respect, however, it hardly achieves its 
purpose. It ' Is well acted and its 
movement, throughout, is cleverly ex- 
ploited. Miss Newcomb, with her 
usual skill in the portrayal of the 
negro character, gives an impressive 
impersonation and her efforts frequent- 
ly were applauded. Others of the cast 
were favorably received, also, purely 
on their merits, however, for the sent- 
iment of -the audience was against the 
story. '.'■'. . 



AUTO LIGHTS THEATRE 

Terse Haute, Ind., Dec. 5. — By in- 
stalling a generator which was pro- 
pelled by the engine of a Stutz racing 
machine, manager B. W. Brentlinger, 
of the Liberty Theatre, here, saved 
his house from closing down for lack 
" of light and power.' The traction com- 
pany, which supplied the light and 
power to the city, bad issued an order 
on very short notice that, after a cer- 
tain date, they would not furnish 
power to theatres because of the short- 
age of coal induced by the miner's 
strike. 

With the assistance of a nearby 
garage operator, the generator and 
Stutz engine were installed within 
seven hours and, while other houses 
were dark, the Liberty played to cap- 
acity. 



MILLER-BATES PLAY COMING IN 

-Henry Miller's new play, '-The Fam- 
ous Mrs. Faye," in which Blanche 
Bates will co-star with MlUer, will 
follow "Moonlight and Honeysuckle," 
with Ruth Chatterton into tbe Henry 
Miller Theatre. 

"The Famous Mrs. Faye" will have 
its premiere an Dec. 15. In Atlantic 
City. "Moonlight and Honeysuckle" 
will leave the Henry Miller on the 
22nd. 



DANCER SUES HOTEL 

Vanda Hoff, a dancer from Los 
Angeles, California, who has been en- 
gaged by Flo Zelgfeld for one of his 
shows, is suing the Great Northern 
Hotel for $800, the value of a fur coat 
which, she says, was stolen from her 
room in the Hotel while she was away. 
The case was brought up on the 5th, 
but, upon application by the defend- 
ant, it was postponed until the twelfth. 
Robert C. Moore represents Miss Hoff. 

EQUITY AIDES QUIT 

Claude Archer and Lee Robinson, 
the former for several months past in 
charge of the booking department of 
Chorus Equity and the latter having 
acted for some time as assistant to 
Paul Gllmore, secretary of the Actors' 
Equity Association, have resigned. 
Both, with Gene Deveranx as a third 
member, have a sketch which they will 
put into vaudeville, opening within the 
next two weeks. "You'd Be Surprised" 
is the title. 



STAGING REISENWEBER SHOW 

Jean Bedini has been engaged to 
stage the new Beisenweber cabaret 
show. He has begun casting for the 
review and Mary Masneld, the Clair 
Twins, accordion players, and Hed- 
dlngton and Grant have been signed, 
so far. Special music for both solo 
and ensemble numbers will be a feat- 
ure, with two new composers, both 
from California, named. They are 
Jack Myers and I. Kornblum. 

After he has the Beisenweber review 
going, Bedini will begin casting for a 
new musical production which will be 
ready early In the new year. Its title 
will be "Sweet Sylvia," and negotia- 
tions are now under way with several 
musical comedy stars to play the name 
part. • -'■ 

TYLER SIGNS MAY IRWIN 

George C. Tyler last Monday placed 
May Irwin under contract, and, after 
the first of tbe year, will present her 
as star of- "On tbe Hiring Line." Har- 
riett Ford and Harvey CHiggens, the 
authors, will rewrite the former Laura 
Hope Crews role, broadening it out in- 
to farce to suit Miss Irwin's style and 
it will then be sent on the road, with 
Chicago probably the first stop. Ex- 
cept for a few changes "in "minor roles 
and that of Miss Crews,, the cast will 
remain the same, as: that which played 
the piece at the .Criterion. - ... 



December 10. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



Washington Fire Marshall 

Stops Show To Enforce Law 



Halts "P 



Show of 1919" Because Certain Scenery Hangings 
Had Not Been Fire-proofed— Trouble 
Expected Elsewhere Also 



Washington, Dec. 7. — With the au- 
dience seated and curtain time fifteen 
minutes overdue, the management of 
••The Passing Show of 1919," scheduled 
to begin a' week's run at Poll's, here- 
tonight, was forced to cancel the show 
because the District of Columbia fire 
authorities would not permit the per- 
formance to be given until certain 
hangings used in tbe production had 
been properly fire-proofed. The thea- 
tre was crowded to capacity when the 
announcement was made, but tbe man- 
agement immediately began to refund 
ticket money at the box office. Over 

4,000 were in the house at the time 
and indignation was intense. 

The "Passing Show" company had 
used a special train from Cleveland to 
Washington in order to arrive in time 
for to-night's show. The company was 
transported on the last special train 
permitted by tbe railroad administra- 
tion before putting into effect its dras- 
tic cut in train schedules due to the 
coal shortage. 

The action of the District fire mar- 



shall follows a meeting recently held in 
Washington at which the fire regula- 
tions of the District were outlined to 
local managers, who were then warned 
that the regulations would be strictly 
enforced in the' future. 

Recently, a similar warning, calling 
attention to fire proof regulations, was 
issued by George W. Elliott, district 
fire marshal! at Philadelphia. A new 
Pennsylvania law makes it a viola- 
tion to permit the use of stage scenery, 
curtains or decorations, made of com- 
bustible material. All material must 
be thoroughly saturated with a non- 
combustible compound before it can be 
used. Allowance, however, Is made for 
silks, velvets or heavy brocades, where 
fireproofing would injure the fabrics. 
The warning was issued early in No- 
vember, and it was announced that, af- 
ter December 1st, the law would be en- 
forced to the letter. 

Failure of theatrical managers to 
comply with the Pennsylvania law will 
probably result in action similar to 
that taken with the "Passing Show" In 
Washington. 



REISENFELD CONDUCTS HIS SHOW 

Boston, Dec. 6. — Hugo Reisenfeld, 
managing and mnslcal director of the 
Bivoll and Rialto Theatres, in New 
York, is coming here to conduct the 
opening performance of "Betty Be 
Good," for which be wrote the score. 
The play opens at the Wilbur Theatre 
Monday night. 



THREE SHOWS LEAVING PHILLY 
Philadelphia, Dec. 8. — Three plays 
are getting ready to leave here within 
the next two weeks. "A Prince There 
Was," with Grant Mitchell, will leave 
the Garrick on Saturday night to make 
way for Frances Starr in "Tiger, 
Tiger," which opens there Monday, 
Dec\15. 

"The Canary," with Julia Sanderson 
and Joseph Cawthorue, starts its last 
two weeks at the Forrest Theatre to- 
day, and "Daddies" also will leave a 
week from the coming Saturday, vac* 
ating tbe Broad. 



JORDAN BUYS PROPERTY 

Walter Jordan, of Sanger and Jord- 
an, last week acquired a plot of prop- 
erty at 208 to 216 West Forty-first 
Street, but it will not be used as a 
theatre site. However, it is probable 
that a tall loft building will be erected 
on the premises, either by Jordan him- 
self or by a company which is negot- 
iating to take over tbe property from 
him, at a profit of $80,000. 

The plot measures 111x98.9 feet and 
formerly was the site of the Indoor 
Tennis Club. It faces the rear of the 
New Amsterdam Theatre. The prop- 
erty was acquired at a price said to 
be $338,000. 



AGENCIES PLAN COMBINE 

(Continued from Pace 3) 
necessity for the widespread aubagen- 
cies now maintained by the larger 
brokers at big expense. Ultimately 
there would be established a great gen- 
eral headquarters where tickets would 
oe sold directly . at a fixed . excess 
charge of not more than 50 cents above 
the box office price. The saving from 
conducting the business in the manner 
outlined, would be enough to pay a 
substantial dividend on the capitaliza- 
tion. It was stated. Then, too, the 
temptation to charge more for tickets 
■would probably be removed, for the 
business would be established on a first 
come, first served, basis. 

LeBlang stated that he would also 
merge his cut-rate business in the new 
combine if his plan would be adopted 
by the other brokers. 

It Is estimated that the twenty lead- 
injr brokers throughout the city sell 
upwards of 2,000,000 tickets each year. 
This wonld make the gross business 
done by them amount to approximately 
$0,000,000. Figuring ten per cent as 
approximate net return on the total 
gross means that upwards of $600,000 
in profits each year is divided among 
these twenty brokers, making the 
yearly average for each one $30,000. 



CARROLL AND ATTKRIDCE SETTLE 

The suit brought in the City Court 
by the LeMalre-Hyman producing cor- 
poration, against Harold Atterldge and 
Harry Carroll, was settled last week, 
the amount paid being $1,200. 

The action was brought to recover 
the sum of $2,000. In the complaint, 
filed by Samuel W. Tannenbaum, at- 
torney for the LeMalre-Hyman cor- 
poration, it was alleged that the money 
was paid to Atterldge and Carroll as 
advance payment for a mnslcal show 
they were to write and deliver to the 
corporation. The show was to be call- 
ed "What Could Be Sweeter?" and the 
LeMalre-Hyman corporation was to 
have produced it shortly after it was 
written. 

However, it is alleged that the 
authors accepted the $2,000 in ad- 
vance, but failed to deliver the finished 
script. The reason they did not want 
to turn over the script, it is said, is 
becanse they wanted Joe Weber to be 
In on the producing end of it. And 
when the corporation that had engaged 
the authors to write the play could not 
come to terms with Weber about pro- 
ducing 'if Jointly. Atterldge and Car- 
roll held on to the script 

In their answer, filed through Thom- 
as F. McMahon, Atterldge and Carroll 
denied all of the plaintiff's' allegations. 



AMATEURS MAKING MONEY 

That the present theatrical season is' 
proving a lucrative one for plays pro- 
duced by others besides the so-called 
"commercial" managers was evidenced 
last week. The Provincetown Players, 
who are holding forth in a converted 
stable at 133 MacDongal Street, divid- 
ed a surplus above their expenses 
which amounted to $30 for -each 
player. 

The Provincetown Players originally 
began their dramatic activities about 
seven years ago in a wharf theatre at 
Provincetown, Mass. There, a group 
of artists and dramatic writers headed 
by Susan Glaspell, Eugene O'Neill and 
Wilbur Steels, contributed their col- 
lective efforts to the presentation of 
groups of plays and playlets. In 1915 
they came to New York and leased 
premises a few doors away from their 
present quarters, which tbey converted 
into a playhouse having a seating cap- 
acity of 125. Last year they leased 
and converted their present quarters, 
which seat 139 people. 

This organization requires no license 
from tbe city to conduct its playhouse, 
for their activities are conducted un- 
der a charter issued to them as a 
dramatic society. As such, tbey are 
not permitted to sell tickets at the 
box-office, their patronage being deriv- 
ed and limited to tbe membership of 
the society. The present membership 
totals upwards of 1000, each member 
• paying five dollars a year. Member- 
ship entitles the subscriber to witness 
a performance of each group of plays 
presented during the season. 

During the season, which is over a 
period of forty-five weeks each year, 
tbe Provincetown players present plays 
during two consecutive weeks out of 
every five, rehearsing for the next two 
weeks' presentation in the meantime. 
Thus far they have produced approx- 
imately 100 plays, including several 
three-act ones, since they first came to 
New York. 

None of the players receives any 
salary ; bnt surplus moneys are divided 
among them. The only ones who do 
receive a weekly stipend are James 
Light, who devotes all his time to the 
presentation of plays and who not only 
stages and helps design settings fo-' 
the plays but also acts in them ; a clerk 
who bandies the books and one gen- 
eral utility player whose tasks are of 
varied nature. 



"FIFTY-FIFTY" NEARLY READY 

"Fifty-Fifty." which closed recently 
at the Comedy Theatre, is, after being 
worked over by Harry Carroll in such 
shape. It is aald, that it meets the ap- 
proval of James Fallen, head of the 
Tyson Ticket Company, its reported 
backer, and will open at Wllkesbarre 
on December 29. After that, it will 
play a string of one nighters and then 
go into Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus 
and Chicago, where it will stay for a 
run. 



VILLAGE "FOLLIES" CAST CHANGE 

Dolly Connelly withdrew from the 
cast of the Greenwich Village Follies 
last Monday. Dale and Birch have 
been added to do their riding specialty, 
and Paul E. Burns also is a new ad- 
dition, with a special part to be writ- 
ten in for him. 

Miss Connelly, tt is understood, will 
take up a route in vaudeville, appear- 
ing with her husband, Percy Wenrich. 



"FOOL" CLOSING IN BOSTON 

Boston, Dec.' 6. — John Golden's com- 
edy "Three Wise Fools" will start its 
last two weeks in this city on Monday. 
The play will close at the Tremout 
Theatre, December 2*th. 



CORT HAS NEW ONE 

John Cort has acquired a new mus- 
ical play called "The Three* Wishes" 
which is scheduled to go Into rehearsal 
the first week in February. The book 
and lyrics were written by Irwin Cort- 
land, Harry Cort and George Stodd- 
ard, and Otto Motzan has composed 
the score. 



ORGANIST CANT GET SALARY 

Saw Fkan cisc*, Dec. 5. — Edwin Le- 
mare, the organist who plays at the 
Civic Auditorium, is having trouble 
with the city treasurer in getting- his 
salary and is at present playing with- 
out getting any pay whatsoever. Le- 
mare has been arguing with the city 
about the amount of his salary for 
some time, and this week, John Me- 
Dougald, the city treasurer, said that 
he would not give Lemare any money 
until authorized to do so by the Board 
of Supervisors. 

Lemare has been paid $2,075 for his 
services since June. The original un- 
derstanding was that he was to receive 
$7,500 a year, although the organist 
wanted $10,000. This was refused by 
the Mayor. In the meantime, becanse 
a proper contract was not made, Le- 
mare's demands have been held up. 
The clima came with the treasurer's 
announcement that he would not pay 
Lemare any more money. The Board 
of Supervisors will take up the matter 
this week. 



TAB DOING BIC BUSINESS 

Courts and Tennis have received a 
total of $5,896 as their end of the gross 
business done by their road tab, 
"When Dreams Come True" during the 
last three weeks. Tills means that the 
act did a weekly average of $1,065.33. 
The producers have booked the act in 
regular split week picture houses up 
state. In some towns It played, with 
a feature picture opposition to the reg- 
ular vaudeville house on a 60 — 10 per- 
centage basis. 

The act opened in Newburgh four 
weeks ago and played to a total of 
$1,600 for three days. The same 
length of time In Perth Amboy drew 
$1,100. Then the act went to Dover 
for three days, where it played to 
$1,350, the last half being spent in 
Port Jervis, where it garnered $1,57.%. 
The first half of tbe third week was 
spent in Middletown, where the act 
took in $2,700, finishing the week in 
Amsterdam to $1,50.1. Thus, it played 
to a total gross, for three weeks, of 
$0,828, very good business at prices 
that never scaled beyond fifty 'cents 
top. The -act cost its producers ap- 
proximately $10,000. There are nine- 
teen people and its average weekly 
running expenses. Including salaries, 
do not exceed $1,200. 



WONT PAY FOR FIREMAN 

Providence, R. I., Dec. 6. — Whether 
the law providing that tbe proprietor 
of a theatre in this city must pay $3 a 
day to a person employed by bim and 
stationed in the theatre to gnard 
against fire, is constitutional or not. 
was argued in the Supreme Court here 
this week in the case of Deputy Chief 
Of Police William F. ONeil against 
the Providence Amusement Company. 

O'Nell complained that the amuse- 
ment company failed to pay $3 a day 
to Robert S. Gallagher, who was em- 
ployed by the defendant and approved 
by the Board of Fire Commissioners. 

Gallagher has been employed at the 
Bijou Theatre for two years and was 
still employed there at $2 a day. Tbe 
Providence Amusement Company was 
found guilty on that charge, but sent- 
ence was stayed after the hearing In 
the Sixth District Court and the case 
carried to the Supreme Court on ques- 
tion 8raised on the motion to dismiss 
tbe complaint on the grounds that tbe 
law is unconstitutional. 

The Supreme Court is considering 
tbe case and reserving decision. 



DAVE VINE'S SALARY ATTACHED 

The salary of Dave Vine, of Vine 
and Temple, was attached in St. Louis 
last week by the Harry Saks Hech- 
helmer office, to satisfy a claim made 
against him by a man named Moses 
from whom be sub-letted an apart- 
ment last summer. , 



8 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10. 1919 




ORPHEUM TO 

CONCENTRATE 

IN NEWJORK 

WILL CHANGE JANUARY 1ST 



When the Orpbeum Circuit effects 
its reoganization on the first of the 
year ail of the executive offices now in 
Chicago and San Francisco will' be 
shifted permanently to New York. The 
booking and law offices will be moved 
East from Chicago, and the real estate 
office will he transplanted from San 
Francisco to New York. In this way, 
all of the Orpheom activities will he 
centralized to handle the separated cir- 
cuit 

Martin Beck will continue to be the 
managing director of the circuit, but, 
with expansion of the circuit, his duties 
will necessarily increase. 

George Gottlieb will continue to 
manage the booking activities with an 
increased personnel to assist him. 
Mort Singer wiH also move his offces 
here from Chicago and will aid in 
handling the affairs of the booking de- 
partment. 

It has not, as yet, been decided, 
whether or not Morris Meyerfeld will 
continue to make his headquarters in 
San Francisco or join the Orpheam 
forces in New York, although, with the 
shift of all Orphenm activities to the 
East, it appears as if Meyerfeld's ser- 
vices will be needed here. 

The smal circuits that are connected 
with tbe Orpheum under the new plans 
Kin each have a representative at the 
New York offices of tbe Circuit The . 
Finn and Heiman interests will trans- 
fer their headquarter to New York, 
when, on January 1st they become a 
part of the Orpheum chain. 

Tbe publicity department will under- 
go a reorganization also. It is likely 
that the routine publicity work will he 
bandied through John Pollack's office 
while special publicity is to be under 
the direction of Mark Leuscher, who 
was In the employ of Beck several 
years ago but severed his connections 
with tbe Orpbeum following a disagree- 
ment Since then Leuscher has been 
working for the Dillingham interests, 
particularly tbe Hippodrome. 

Among the many scopes that the ex- 
panded Orpheum circuit will cover is 
tbe production field. Significance lies 
in the fact that Beck is to become a 
producer again, and, according to a 
statement of Charles Felecky, produc- 
tion activities will not be confined to 
vaudeville but will extend to the legit- 
imate, a* tcell. A corporation, known 
as the Atlantic Play Exchange has 
been formed, with Martin Beck and 
Mort 'Singer named as incorporators. 
All productions will be handled through 
this corporation. 

Felecky secured the rights to more 
than 100 European plays when he was 
recently abroad in behalf of the Cir- 
cuit Some of these will undoubtedly 
be used by tbe Atlantic Play Ex- 
change. 

With the increase in the Orpheum 
personnel and number of offices, the 
entire 10th floor of the Palace Theatre 
Building has been taken over by the 
Orpheum and the present enants have 
been a*ked to vacate on or before the 
first of the year. 



NEW ACTS 

Seabury and Shaw are preparing a 
new dancing act in which Seabury 
will appear. The act will be billed as 
.William iSeabury and Company and 
was written by Billy Shaw and Buddie 
Cooper. Elsie La Mont, formerly of 
the Mosconi Brothers, tbe Hope 
Sisters, Lillian Stone, Sonia Marens, 
and Buddie Cooper will appear in it 

"I'm Thirsty" a musical farce, is 
now in rehearsal under the direction 
of Herman Becker and Charles Leon- 
ard, with a company of nine people 
featuring Charles Leonard. Irene Cbes- 
linger and Marion Stillman. It will 
open on Keith time on Dec 15. 

Ailsa Page, recently of the "Whose 
Ytour Friend?" company, Is preparing 
a vaudeville act which will open 
shortly. 

Cliff Robins, Gertie Ioyce and Com- 
pany, in a new act called "Three Times 
Sixteen", consisting of songs, dances 
and music, will open soon tinder the di- 
rection of Nat Nazzaro. 

D. Vohut will do a new act with bis 
wife, written for them by James Ma- 
dison. 

Edith Helene and Her Cowboys, » 
new act that broke in at The Majestic 
Chicago last week, has been booked 
for a tour of the W. V. M. A. time, and 
the A. &. LL time. 

Page and Green, in a new singing, 
dancing, and comedy turn, are breaking 
In at the National tbe first half of this 
week, prior to a route over tbe Loew 
time. Joe Micheals is handling the act 

Panzer and Silver, a new act will 

begin a tour of the Loew time, by 

breaking in at the American, the last 

half of next week. loe Mieals is handl- 

. ing the affairs of this act. 

"Whispering' Jones, a cowboy bari- 
tone, a discovery of Bert LaMont's is 
showing a new act at Bed Bank, be- 
ginning the 11th of the month. 

Babe Dunbar and Walter Booth in a 
new singing and dancing act are to 
open at Loew's Hoboken. 

Percy Chapman and Hazel Joslyn, 
in a new scenic production called "The 
Tout" are to open in Union Hill. 

Buford Armltage and Annabelle Ver- 
non are having a new sketch written 
for them by Allen Spencer Tenney, in 
which they will be supported by a com- 
pany. 

Monte and Lynes will soon open In a 
new act on the Loew time written by 
Henry Marcus. 



NEW CINCINNATI 
HOUSE IS 

OPENED 

STARTS WITH 3-A-DAY POLICY 



ENTER CHESS TOURNAMENT 

The following members of tbe N. V. 
A have handed in their names as con- 
testants . in (he chess tournament 
scheduled to take place soon: N. D. 
Hurlbnt, Anthony Andre, O. T. Flake, 
Earle Ernlay, H. A. Davids, Bill 
Marshall,' John W. Cox, Edward Davis, 
Henry Cbesterfied, A. C. Winn, Ken- 
neth A. Hale, Richard Watson Johnny 
Eckert, and Frank T. Hazard. •, 



LARVETT SHINS CARNIVALS 
Jules Larvett has signed contracts to 
famish four carnivals to open in Ma- 
honey City, Pa., in April, and for an 
Indoor Carnival to open in Shenandoah, 
Pa., on April 12th. 



SAYS SONG IS HIS 

The team of MoManus and McNulty 
will have to stop using a, song entitled 
"I've Been on the Bum Ever Since", if 
Dave Thursby's complaint is looked 
favorably upon by the N. V. A. Thurs- 
by claims be has an exclusive right to 
use this song. , 



Cincinnati, O., Dec. 7. — Cincinnati's 
newest theatre, the Palace, opened here 
Saturday. 

The program included Harry Ellis 
and Dave Erwin In a singing skit, Sam- 
son and Douglas in a comedy sketch 
the Tetsuri Troupe, Japanese wonder 
worker/lord and Fuller, and the Hadji 
Samboli company in a comedy mystery 
offering called "The Hounted House". 
It was an excellent program and played 
twice to packed houses. A photoplay 
also was A feature of the hill. 

Tbe policy in tbe future will be con- 
tinuous from 1.00 o'clock to 11.00. Three 
complete Shows will be given daily, in- 
cluding Sunday. Prices range from 
50c in the boxes and loges to 20c in the 
balcony. These figures include war- 
tax. 



MOSS BOOKS MERCEDES 

Mercedes, the mystic pianist bas 
been booked on the Moss circuit and 
opened for a full week at the Jefferson 
on Monday. He will play a full week 
at the Hamiton next week and, begin- 
ning December 22, will appear at the 
Itegent Booked by Jack Linder. 



LESLIE BENEFIT NETS $6405 
The books of tbe Bert Leslie Benefit 
Fund were closed on Saturday and; 
after all expenses were paid, a balance 
of $6405 remained. Of this $1474.77 
was paid to lift a mortgage on the Lies- 
lie home and the balance remains in 
the bank and is. to be paid to Mrs. 
(Leslie in weekly installments. Joe 
Maxwel handed the entire affair. 



SHUBERTS SIGN AL SHAYNE 

Ai Shay ne, now appearing in vaude- 
ville, has signed a three year contract 
with the Shuberts through his agents, 
Davidow and LeMaire. This oneern 
bas also effected a five year contract 
with the- Shuberts for the vaudeville 
act known as Luba Meroff and Co. 



MACK GOING INTO VAUDE 

William B. Mack, wbo closed with 
"A Voice in the Dark" on Saturday 
night, is going into vaudeville in a 
playlet under the direction of Joe. Max- 
well. 



MUST DROP BILLING 

Sun Fong Lin must discontinue to 
bill his act as the "Imperial Pekinese 
Troupe." according to a decision of the 
National Vaudeville Artists' complaint 
bureau. Tbe complaint was brought by 
Long Tack Sam, who claimed prior to 
the billing. Notwithstanding the de- 
cision, the defendant appealed to Long 
Tack Sam to allow him to continue to 
use the old billing, but Sam was in- 
sistent in the matter and threatened to 
once more bring the case to the at- 
tention of the N. V. A., if the infringe- 
ment continued. 



LOEW TEAM GOING STRONG 

The Marens Loew Basketball Team, 
which has defeated all tbe theatrical 
basketball teams and all the good 
amateur teams around here, has been 
forced to go after some professional 
teams for exitement and, accordingly, 
went ont of town about two weeks ago 
and beat tbe Ansonia team up at An- 
sonia, Connecticut, by a score of 23-14. 
The team, which is composed of Alex 
Hanlon, Jack Hanlon, Mbe Schenk, Abe 
Friedman and Al Schwartz, plays the 
Vand and Schenk team at Arcadia 
Hall, Brooklyn, on the 21st. 



ELTINGE SHOW REORGANIZED 

San Fsancisco, CaL,.Dec. 6. — Julian 
Eltinge, who sails from here on the 
22nd, aboard "The Siberia" for a 
tour of Australia and the Orient to 
be followed by a tour around the world, 
bas reorganized his sbow and it now 
includes Le Beers. Winona Winters, 
The Littlejobns, Ford and Price, Kath- 
leen Dewey, Cleo Gascoigne, Dewey 
and Rogers, Phyllis Gordon, The Mis- 
ses Carville and Marionne, and a bevy 
of dancing girls. 



KITTY GORDON HAS SHOW 

'Kitty Gordon and Jack Wilson will 
play only four weeks in vaudeville, all 
of the time around New York and then 
will appear in a production. Its title 
will be "Lady Kitty, Inc.", the book by 
Edward Faukon and the music by Sil- 
vio Hein. Both Miss Gordon and Wil- 
son recently closed after a rather dis- 
asterous tour as the stars of "Love for 
Sale", a Joe Gates production. 



MAY WIRTH HAS ACT 

May Wirtb, premier bareback rider 
with tbe Ringling Bros., Barnum and 
Bailey Combined Shows, has taken up 
a route in vaudeville,- opening at the 
Albee in Providence last Monday. She 
is using seven people, besides herself 
and five horses. Her route is without 
a break up to the middle of March. 



DISPUTE OVER LEMON TRICK 

A complaint to the N. V. A, recently 
launched against Frank Gordon, by 
Jarrow, is being fought hotly y Gor- 
don who, in aswering, states that the 
lemon trick which be is accused of 
"lifting" has been done by him for 
more than eleven years. He avers that 
the trick does not belong to Jarrow and 
states that a magician by the name of 
Walters claims to have originated it 
He also denies that he is using any of 
IarroWs patter, as was stated In the 
complaint The complaint bureau has 
not come to any decision in the matter 
yet * 



SCARED BY PTOMAINES 

Because Eddie Richards thought he 
had an attack of ptomaine poisoning, 
Bennett and Richards were off of the 
■Bushwick bill on Saturday evening and 
were replaced by Jean Chase and Com- 
pany, recruited at tbe eleventh hour 
from tbe Halsey Theatre. They re- 
turned to the bill again for the two 
Sunday shows, however. 



LITTLE BILLY SIGNED 

Little Billy has been signed for a 
part in the new Oliver Morosco piece 
which went into rehearsal this week. 



N. V. A.'S TO PLAY CHECKERS 

Following pool, billiard and chess 
tourneys, the National Vaudeville Ar- 
tists now announces a checker tourna- 
ment which will start on December 
15th. Among those wbo have already 
entered the arena are Anthony Andree, 
Claude Austin, R. H. Bertram, A C. 
Winn and Charles L. McDonald. 



December 10. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 




PALACE 

1 tie pictures opened and were follow- 
ed by tbe Mangean Troupe, consisting 
of seren people who presented a series 
of acrobatic stunts that were heartily 
applauded. A trick called "tbe tandem 
somersault" was a corker but would 
bare got a bigger band -bad it been em- 
ployed for tbe finish. 

MoMabon & Diamond aided by Miss 
Rosever© proved number two spot is 
not necessarily bad, for they stopped 
tbe show. Diamond, uncovered a few 
eccentric steps that were the signal for 
thunderous applause. Miss McMabon, 
as tbe "rag doll", was thrown about 
tbe stage by Diamond to the delight of 
all, and when she removed the -bead 
piece to prove that she was not a doll 
the house applauded. Miss. Rosevere 
sang pleasingly and, all told, the act 
is a sure winner. » 

"The Little Cottage", presented by 
George Cboos, is a good girl act and 
the male principals, rFank Sinclair 
and Cliff Dixon, held UP the offering. 
Sinclair is a smart light comedian who 
delivers many old "gags" but manages 
to get results. Dixon, as the juvenile, 
sang well and read his lines excellent- 
ly. The act sags in the middle when 
a shimmy number is done. Most of the 
girls appeared awkward while "shak- 
ing the shoulder". This is the only 
weak portion however. Miss Goldie 
Collins did well with her role, and the 
act was enjoyed. 

Beatrice Herford offered three char- 
acterizations, namely, "In the Hat De- 
partment", "The Matinee Girl" and 
•The 10c Store". The last met with 
hearty applause and laughter. 

Tie Quinn, billed as Broadway's 
latest "find", surely lived up to that 
billing. Frank Hate "found" her, and 
has surrounded her with Prank Farn- 
mi, George Kreer and the Memphis 
Five. ■ Miss Quinn will undoubtedly be 
[held over, for the act was ' nothing 
short of a sensation. With the loud 
playing of the Band's solo toned down, 
the offering Would be perfect. Farnum 
is a dancer who can bold his own with 
tbe best and when it conies to com- 
paring Miss Quinn with other 
"Jazz" dancers, she is "there" a mile 
ahead. Her beautiful figure lends en- 
t r ancement to all she does. She proved 
that she is an artist in her line. Tbe 
audience gave her and her assistants 
a flattering demonstration when tbe 
act was concluded. 

"Topics of tbe Day" was flashed 
during intermission. 

'Blossom Seeley, always a favorite at 
the Palace, gained many new friends 
. for she never worked better. Benny 
Fields is more than an assistant. His 
monologue and song scored a huge hit. 
Grossman sang well but should omit 
the last balllad, because it is old and 
slows up the act Miss Seeley wore 
some beautiful gowns, and is posesssed 
with much grace. 
' Williams and Wolfus are always a 
howl, but, . at this performance, . they 
were a riot. Every move of Williams 
brought forth merriment and the 
audience fairly rocked with laughter. 
Bothwell Browne has spared nothing 
to make his act one of the most pre- 
tentious in vaudeville Costly and 
elabo r ate costumes are constantly on 
view, and the music of the Browne 
Sisters was appreciated. The last 
scene, wherin Browne offers his 
"Dance of Jealousy" brought gasps of 
admiration from tbe female contingent. 
The act closed the show and held them 
to- "J. D. 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 

(Continued on Page 10) 



RIVERSIDE 

•Elmer El Cleve walked on and played 
a few selections on the xylophone, much 
to the delight and amusement of tbe 
audience, which seemed to like his acro- 
batic manner of putting things over to 
the extent of givhig him two encores. 
He started tbe bill going fast 

Prosper and Murat were on second, 
and showed some new stunts in the way 
of strong arm work that scored a 
knockout. These toys have a routine 
of hand to hand stunts that are not 
only out of the ordinary, but actually 
exciting. 

The Wilton Sisters have not changed 
their act one whit since the writer last 
saw them, with th-e exception of getting 
new frocks. They rendered their pro- 
gram of musical numbers and took 
some encores, bringing mama on for 
one of them. The girls got away very 
nicely. 

James Thornton bills himself as the 
youngest of the oldtimers. We won't 
den}' that, but we want to say that 
Thornton can make a lot of the new 
timers hustle. He is celebrating his 
■ fortieth year on the vaudeville stage 
with a bright and witty monologue that 
is bound to reach everyone's fanny bone. 

Florence Tempest and Company, con- 
sisting of George Harriss at the piano, 
and Alten and Allen, in song and dance, 
offered her "Tumble in Love". She 
scored a bit that was by no means a 
small one. Miss Tempest is a very 
likeable person, and the audience took 
to her Immediately. Hier act is a pleas- 
ing bit of business exceptionally well 
handled. 

'Following intermission and the "To- 
pics of the Day'', came Jack McClellan 
and May Carson in their specialty on 
roller skates entitled "Sarah". The act 
is a combination of difficult roller skat- 
ing stunts and dancing, with some real 
clever comedy Interspersed, although 
there are one or two remarks that could 
be done without. McClellan does the 
bulk of the difficult work and bis 
stunts were greeted with deserved 
plaudits. . 

Frank Hurst, who for some time sup- 
ported Jack Wilson, Lucille Cavanaugn, 
Bessie Clayton, and other stars, is now 
by his lonesome and in his opening num- 
ber explains to the audience the reason 
for this. Following this explanatory 
number he offered a straight singing 
act, with the exception of a few comedy 
limes that he injected between numbers 
to relieve tbe regular routine. Hurst 
possesses an abundance of personality 
to which is added a fair singing voice, 
ability to dress well, and a good appear- 
ance. He is asisted by Edgar Dean at 
the piano. 

Pat Rooney and Marlon Bent have an 
act that is the acme of entertainment. 
Tbe act is a whole entertainment in it- 
self, and, had they cared to, they could 
probably have made It into a three act . 
show, put it on Broadway and sat and 
watched the dollars coming In. In it, 
they have the assistance of Mile. Mar- 
guerite, already becoming famous as a 
dancer, Frank Gill, Vincent Lopez and 
bis kings of Syncopation, ZellaRambeau, 
Lucille Love, and Lillian Fermoye. 

Jean Duval and Company, presenting 
a series of artistic poses closed the en- 
tertainment and scored a hit that they 
fully earned. A good show, all in alL 

S. . 



COLONIAL 

Hoy Harrah and Jacqueline led off 
the bill with a skating offering that 
was appreciated. 

Wish Wynne offered only two char- 
akterizations and then took an encore. 
She opened with the "servant-girl" bit, 
cleve r ly done and then offered a 
"school-girl" character which also went 
over for a big hit. For an encore she 
offered a comedy number which sent 
her off to much applause. 

Those two "dark clouds", Bennett 
and Richards, received torrents of 
laughs. Their familiar opening neve r 
fails to get a big laugh at the start of 
the act and the patter is up to the high 
standard set by the opening. This 
pair can shake a mean pair of hoofs, 
and, as usual, they left the audience 
wanting more. 

Miss Juliet was not the Slightest 
handicapped by the big bit scored by 
the preceding act, and on ber entrance, 
was greeted with applause. Her "one 
girl revue", is a winner. While her 
voice is not always true to the star she 
is imitating, the mannerisms never fail 
to convince, and that is where Miss 
Juliet tops any other act of her type. 
After taking several encores, tbe was 
called back for more, and for a closer 
she offered her "Girl Behind The 
Counter" bit. She could easily have 
stayed on longer without getting tbe 
least boresome. 

Imhof, Conn and Coreene were also 
greeted with applause. Hugh Conn, 
while programmed and billed, is not 
with the act. owing to illnesss. But 
Jerry Herzell, .who is doing tbe "rube 
fireman" bit, gives a very pleasing per- 
formance. In fact, very few in the 
audience were aware that anyone new 
was in the cast.' Miss Coreene also 
pleases. Tbe audience were In convul- 
sions all through the act, and; although 
it closed the first half, tb trio took 
quite a few bows. In fact, the act 
shared honors with Jack Wilson for 
the laugh hit of the show. 

The audience applauded the excellent 
manner in which Ben Roberts and bis 
orchestra rendered their Jazz selection 
during intermission and he could have 
taken a few bows himself. 

In a spot further up on the bill, 
Rena Arnold and Jack Boyle would 
have given a much better account of 
themselves. 

Kitty Gordon and Company found a 
big welcome and made tbe most of it 
The Dancing Kennedys were pro- 
grammed as part of this offering, but 
Lester Sbeehan and Vera Beresford 
did the dance bits instead; Clarence 
Senna at the piano, a young man who 
plays the saxaphone and clarinet, and 
another young man who sang in a very 
good voice from a box, made up the 
rest of the company. The act went 
over for a big hit. See New Acts. 

Jack Wilson, assisted by George 
Burke in the first part of his act, and 
Kitty Gordon and Vera Beresford in 
most of it, also found a big welcome, 
with one of the best comedy acts in the 
business. 

Cora xoungshlood Corson and her 
K. of C. Octette of girls, bad a great 
many walkouts, owing mostly to the 
lateness of the hour. Tbe instrumental 
offering Is pleasing, and those who 
stayed showed their appreciation. 

G. 3. H. 



ROYAL 

The Three Blighty Girls opened the 
show. They offered bits of Scotch vau- 
deville, consisting of singing and danc- 
ing. The girls open with a trio number 
and their voices blend excellently. One 
of the girls does some very good tap 
dancing. Another dances a toe-High- 
land Fling, which is exceptionally well 
done. In the opening spot they took 
a number of bows and went off to good 
hand. 

Jackie and Billy, two cockatoos, were 
brought up from tbe second half ex- 
changing places with Dotson. A neatly 
attired woman, posessing an attractive 
appearance, put the birds through 
their routine. One of tbe birds did c 
number of stunts, which consisted of 
answering questions in arithmetic by 
ringing a bell. The other bird, bow- 
ever, is a rare specimen in vaudeville. 
It talks, sings, dances, and. In addition, 
imitates a dog barking, a cat meowing, 
a baby crying and other stunts as ex- 
ceptional. Tbe audience was highly 
entertained by tbe cockatoos' Intel-- 
ligence, and gave the act generous ap- 
plause. 

Homer Miles and Company offered a 
serlo-comedy playlet called "The Rough- 
neck". Miles plays the part of the hus- 
band of a woman who dotes an eti- 
quette and correct behaviour is public, 
and is ashamed of him because of bis 
roughness. The man she points out as 
an example turns out finally to be a 
cad. The playlet, on tbe whole, pleases. 
But there are a few spots which are 
handled poorly and could be worked up 
to much better advantage. The work 
of all three lacks conviction. 

Jimmy Fallon and Ross Brown stop- 
ped the show with their patter and sing- 
ing. Brown was compelled to take an 
encore with his ballad, after singing 
one chorus. The boys have added some 
new gags, 'among them one about 
"Fair}' Soap" which is rather shady, 
but the Royal audience didn't "get it". 

Fallon's Bert Fltegibbon imitation 
proved to be a riot. The hoys are 
clever and handled their material ex- 
cellently. 

Mabel McCane and Company were a 
soled hit in closing the first half. Billy 
Taylor sang well, and the dancing of 
Tom Bryan and Lillian Broderick al- 
ways pleases. Miss McCane was ac- 
corded a big band with her "dream" 
number, and tbe Jazz finish sent the act 
off with apuncb. , 

Dotson Is a favorite at this house, 
and, after taking two encores, stopped 
the show. This. boy is one who sure 
can shake a mean pair of hoofs, and 
his "fit" bit gets one to wondering how 
his head stays on his shoulders. 

Thomas Dugan and Babette Ray- 
mond, assisted by a man who takes the 
part of a butler, not billed, offered a 
pleasing comedy skit that went over 
very nicely. 

A lot of the material has been done 
already, but most of it was new to this 
audlenoe. The idea of an apple falling 
from a tree every time one tells a lie 
resembles the red and white shir light 
idea in Harry Green's new act, now 
playing the Orpheum timme. Dugan Is 
a dandy comedian and is capably sup- 
ported by Miss Raymond. 

Bailey and Cowan, with Estelle 
Davis, scored the bigegst bit of the 
show, and stopped it with a bigger bang 
than any of the preceding acts. 

Monsieur and Madame Alf W. Loyal 
closed the show with an interesting act, 
which featured bicycle stunts and a 
very well trained dog. G. 3. H. 



10 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10. 1919 




PROCTOR'S 23rd ST. 

(Cut Hatf) 

In opening the show, the Belle Sisters, 

'1b attire of an ultramodern cut, present- 
ing? some special and popular songs, to- 
gether with a well worked oat routine of 
single and double stepping, scored a fair 
sized hand. One of the sisters particul- 
arly possesses an exceptionally pleasing 

. voice which Is augmented by a rather 
winsome personality. 

Willie Smith, in second spot, sot real 
chummy with the audience and walked 
off to the tune of a good sized hit. Smith 
has a good natural voice, in addition to a 
nearly perfect falsette. However, a little 

'"Dutch Cleanser" applied to his humor- 
ous material, would In no way detract 

.from the entertainment value of his act. 
George Felix and Company have a really 
funny playlet. - although it la a trifle 
weak In dramatic construction. The 
strength of the offering; is In Felix him- 
self, the two feminine members of the 
-company contributing little, If anything, 
toward Its success. Felix, as a comedian, 
is seen to best advantage in pantomime 
and could add considerably to the value 
of his act If he had less lines to deliver. 

The Lauder Brothers were next, pre- 
senting the conventional two man act. 
Eliminate the straight, who detracts 
-more than be adds to the entertainment 
-value of the torn, and the "hobo" would 
have a single equal to any on the va- 
riety stage. Perhaps they realize this. 

•for. the work of pulling the act through 
rests entirely on the tattered and warn 
shoulders of Mr. Hobo. 

The Three Dolce Sisters and Company 
"were next, presenting a rather preten- 
tiously staged dance and song offering. 
The three sisters possess well modulated 
voices and. In part singing, give a cred- 

. Ible performance. 
. Although attired In an ultra English- 
American uniform, George Austin Moore. 
did not rely upon- the sentimental appeal 
of his tailor's creation, but offered a 
monologue and songs that proved to be a 
real treat. 

Elsie Pllcer and Dudley Douglas, with 
well modulated stage settings, numerous 
changes us costume by the- former, wen 
rendered songs-' and a wealth of good 
clean humorous material, offer an act 
that may be -termed a divert isment par 
excellence. Miss Pllcer is possessed of. 
grace and a winsome personality and 
Douglas proves himself to be a comedian 

with legitimate ability as a laughmaker. 
However, the pianist la little better than 
mediocre. B. H. 

REGENT 

_ (Last Half) 
here during the !a«t r-n'' ■ 

l»«* nn|r«— n'- --: ,i,„. 

vidua! and collective efforts to entertain 
failed to stir the audience to more than 
a semblance of enthusiasm. It -may- nl*o 
be that the orchestra, whose playing was 
nothing short of rank, rontrlbuted In no 
small measure to the depression that the 
audience seemed to be cuff prims f-wn. 

Roberto. a juggler, who Is assisted by 
a lady, juggled about everything on the 
stage- excejgt the lady. He juggled drink- 
ing glasses, balls of various s<y»* and 
finally his working table: and. while his 
act has definite entertainment value. It 
would have been a better one of Its kind 
if he were more graceful. 

Robinson, McCabe and Robinson, two 
men and a woman, cracked Jokes danc- 
ed and sang. The extent of this tro's 
ability was appraised by the scanty ap- 
plause that followed. 

Morgan and Gr ey, a ppearing In a com- 
edy playlet by Wulard Mack entitled 
"Evenr Day In the Tear." failed to In- 
ject any sort of pep Into their roles. Had 
their acting been better they might have 
achieved something with the playlet 

The Four Harmony Kings, a colored 
quartette, were the hit of the bin. Th°'r 
Individual vocal ability Is not great, but 
■their act Is so arranged that at least one 
of their collective numbers stands out in 
their favor. That one Is the yodellng 
num ber. For the rest, thev are Just a 
■quartette that looks better than It real- 
ly K. 

King and Annan have a musical act 
that has merit. One of the team plays 
the piano and the other, a rube character 
man. sang sweetly and strummed a banjo 
capably. If there were a Iit*le mo» 
SDontanelrv In the offering the team 
wontd penhably have fared much better 
than It did. 

Time was when MeTlov and Mariow did 
their "Columbia and VIctmla" act under 
the name of Barton and Clark. Rut. «» 
this nnr<>-» »hov «•*»>» tn havo elected to 
use the first name mentioned. 



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METROPOLITAN 

i (Last Ratf) 

The Six Royal Hussars started the 
show, going strong with their music, into 
which they injected a lot of pep. They 
play instruments that vary from reed to 
brass and drums. There are also two 
vocal solos rendered between instrumental 
numbers. The act, a snappy one, put a 
lot of ginger Into the show, and that 
made It necessary for the other acts to go 
at top speed. 

Van and Vernon, man and ' woman, 
offered a comedy crossfire act that did 
not seem to appeal to the audience very 
strongly at first, but the man, seeing sev- 
eral opportunities for impromptu re- 
marks, got the folks started and soon 
loosened them up. The act la rather 
clever and they try very hard to get it 
across. 

Lowe. Evans and Stella were, if our re- 
collection serves, at one time known as 
Lowe and The Sperling Sisters. In fact, 
the act la still using some of the bits 
from the old act They offered a routine 
of songs and dances, that while not ex- 
traordinary, are done cleverly enough to 
win applause. They went over nicely, de- 
clining an encore. 

Jaci Rose is billed as a special at- 
traction at this bouse and from ail ap- 
pearances he was, for the audience took 
to him like a duck to water. Soma smart 
alecka tried to kid him but he was equal 
to every occasion and walked off with a 
huge hit tucked under bis arm after he 
had taken two encores and been forced 
to decline a third. 

"Broadway Echoes" starts off like a 
minstrel act and finishes as an Imitation 
schooL The turn is a conglomeration of 
old and new gags, some clever songs, and 
some very good imitations, the latter In- 
cluding Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, and 

Trentini. The fellow who acts -as lnter- 
Iocuter showed a few eccentric dancing 
steps that are hard to beat An Apache 
number was well done, although a trifle 
drawn out. No Imitation act is complete 
now-a-days without an imitation of 
-Frisco, and this act was no exception, al- 
though the imitation was a good one. All 
in all. the act Is good entertainment and 
pleased Immensely. 

"The Girl from outside - ' was the fea- 
ture picture. -».._. B.. «V 



HAMILTON 

(Last Half) 

Out of a bill of six acts, five contained 
singing and the other some ^lasslfal danc- 
ing. More comedy would have Improved 
the bilL 

Alfred Farrell and Company, the latter 
consisting of a young woman, started the 
bill with their rag-picking novelty. Even 
this act contained some singing, which 
was done by the lady. The offering went 
well, for the stunt of painting pictures 
with various colored rags was evidently 
new to this audience and was done a- 
deptly. 

Hendricks and Stone In addition to pos- 
sessing very good singing voices, shwoed 
that tney are performers also. The man 
who takes the part of a "souse", finding 
that most of the gags were "over the 
heads" of the audience, suddenly put an 
old gag Into the routine, and, with it got 
a big laugh. He added, In an undertone 
to his partner, "Gee, you've got to tell 
'em old ones to get them." The pair can 
easily hold down a better spot on a better 
- bill than was offered here. 
. Janet Martlne is still using her billing 
of "Janet of France," and is also using 
most of her old gags and her same set- 
ting. -But she has a new partner. She 
has put In a new routine of songs and 
delivers them nicely. The young man 
who Is now assisting her at the piano Is 
better than any of the ones she has had 
during the past year. 

Fisher and Gllmore both sing well and 
handle their comedy to good effect' 

Patterson and McAuilffe, two men. 
offered a routine of songs, with one of 
the men at the piano. Both sing well and 
deliver their numbers excellently. But 
they would do weQ to Improve their 
wardrobe. 

Clevand Bronner. with his fantasy. 
"One Dav." closed the snow. 'While this 
act is primarily a spectacle, even here 
the audience were given singing, bat it 
was of a different variety than the other 
acts had used. Ingrtd Self In offered some 
dancing and did it well. The act Is fine- 
ly costumed and had no difficulty In 
pleasing, G. J. H. 



FIFTH AVENUE 

Thursday night's audience seemed a 
hard one to wake up unless an act had 
something new to present and. as a re- 
sult. La Temple, who opened the pro- 
gram with a familiar routine or box and 
disappearing trices, went sluggishly. 

After La Temple's two unencourlged 
bows. McCormlck and Millon were hung 
up In the rack, and, by what seemed to 
be an unfortunate selection for an open- 
ing rather than an inability to perform 
they went slow through the better part 
of their offering. To finish up, however, 
they did some team and solo dancing 
which got them away In their favor. 
- In a sketch called "A Drawing from 
Life." Arthur Sullivan and Rlcca Scow 
finally got them Into good humor. It Is 
a well written, cleverly acted sketch. See 
New Acts. 

Working in one, Helen Trix and Sister 
occupied the fourth spot. It la a two 
girl singing and dancing number, with 
Miss Trix at the piano and her sister 
standing. On the program, the sister Is 
not named and this is not fair. Inasmuch 
as she made the more favorable im- 
pression. Her name Is Josephine. 

'Willie Zimmerman, not exactly a pro- 

- tean artist but something in the nature 

. of one, followed fifth. By the very nature 
of his act he is impressive, and. In ad- 
dition, performs excellently, which as- 
sures him of success. See New Acts. 

■ On after Zimmerman were Ford and 
Cunningham, man and women, with the 

' singing, the dancing and the antics ot 
both of them gaining laughs constantly 
and arousing considerable applause. They 
worked like old timers, with good ma- 
terial, and were sure successes. 

J. Rosamond Johnson, with bis five as- 
sistants, though they -were the first act 
composed of colored players seen at this 
house for some time, went' over to the 
moat consistent applause of the evening. 

Clara Howard, wording as a single, 
started her audience off with a chuckle 
and shortly had them in gales of laughter. 
She worked easily. In Just the' proper 
style and tempo, and the two encores she 
took were necessary tostop the applause. 

With his Melody Maids .first appearing 
hi character, while lie Introduced them in- 
dividually. Johnny Ford- closed the show 
and held them "In. M. F. 



KEENEYS 

(Last Half) 

Frlsh and Brlscott popular songwrit- 
ers, offered a singing act as an opener 
and scored a good sized hit. The boys 
are clever enough to get by without any 
patriotic appeal or other applause de- 
manding songs, and they do so. 

Margot Francois and Company, the 
latter being a clown, offered what turned 
out to be a novelty. The act which or- 
dinarily would be only a tumbling act is 
lifted out of the . rut by the girls' work 
on the stilts. This is not. only novel, but 
hazardous as well, and the audience real- 
ized this, as was evinced by the applause. 

Murphy and Klein offered their wen 
known comedy and musical act using 
their satchel sign boards with telling ef- 
fect They went over strong and had to 
take two encores. 

"Every Sailor" has been let down 
somewhat due to the illness of one of 
the principals, who plays the part of 
"Love." But. just the same, the - act 
stopped the show. The folks out front 
couldn't seem to get enough of the "gob" 
females. 

Following the weekly, came Alex Sparks 
and Company of two, one man and one 
woman, offering an animal impersonation 
act "Kat Knapps." getting over for a 
good sized hit 

Murray and Allen replaced Morgan and 
Gates, billed for this spot The boys 
offered a hodgepodge of comedy bits that 
went over like wildfire. For a finish, they 
offered their "razmatax" dance, which 
they did In the original "Razzle- Dazzle'- 
.show in London, This was the best thing 
In the act 

Mariette's Manikins, a very clever, pup- 
pet act. closed the vaudeville portion of 
the show, winning applause and laughs 
galore. Several of the Manikins have 
been dressed to -represent famous cari- 
cature figures, that were recognized and 
applauded by the audience. 

Charles Ray In "Crooted Straight" was 
the feature picture. S. K. 



HARLEM OPERA HOUSE 



(Last Hall) 

Harvard. Holt and Kendrick, two men 
and a woman, gave the show a fast start 
with a novel blcycle-basketbrJl act Th. 
woman acts a referee while the men re. 
present England and America respective. 

course. America wins. The woman gain. 

Some good goal shots were made and th. 
I^sustalned interest The tarn to neaUy 

-La Rose and Lane do a man-and-Elri 
o^ASSf, ^1°" an artistic dSp o? thetJ 
SrVi™^" 6 .. 016 »•"•«•. runs a little »bi ue » 
SsfiSn " »o»nds original and is not 
without laughs. The several dresses that 
the woman wears during the course of 
the act are most becoming and add 
,<*£* to the offering. But theTnaterS 
In the act is not striking enough to make 
the act stand out from so many acUor 
a similar nature. 

A play now-a-days must be boldly set, 

f^i. 1 ""? lts ver y 8tart to Bet the at- 
tention of a vaudeville audience. The 
least slowness In the action seems to en! 
courage restlessness. Therefore wh™ 
^SE? } "l"^ Presented by William I 
TTallman and Co., opened with the hack- 
neyed business of a burglar prowtirjr 
about a house, followed by a dry comer- 
satlon between two members of the cast 
that was a poor attempt at exposition 
we were not surprised by the number of 
noises unconsciously made by the au- 
dience. After a while, the crowd settled 
down when Hallman. as the ex-convlct 
did an especially good hit of acting, ani 
at the end. the act came in for a fair 
share of applause. But the opening min- 
utes almost spelled disaster for the act 
and the expository portion should be cut 
down to the fewest possible words. 

The biggest applause on Thursday eve- 
ning fell to Charles F. Semon who plays 
au sorts of freai musical instruments. 
with comedy interspersed. The act wffl 
always please the class of audience that 
patronizes the Harlem Opera House 

Jarvis and Harrison have a highly ori- 
ginal act that has a good many laughs 
sprinkled through it What Is more, tht 
man and girl both have pleasing perso- 
nalities and their bearings and manner- 
isms give the act a high class touch. Ws 
would have liked to have seen more of 
the girl's face, however; we suspect sh« 
Is pretty, but she did Insist on hiding her 
face behind the rim of a large hat. The 
act sailed along smoothly but should have 
ended with the reconciliation bit and the 
exit of the man Into the house. At this 
point, the pair had the audience entirely 
with therh and could have closed snappQy. 
But-a-song followed and that rather killed 
the finish. Elimination of the song Is 
suggested. ^. - 

The show was closed by Theodore Beklfl 
and Company. New Acts. H. J. G. 

AUDUBON 

(Last Half) 

The S. R. O. sign was put In the lobby 
before eight o'clock on Friday evening. 
Every one of the 3300 seats in the theatre 
was occupied and standing room was used 
to capacity. 

Hill and Acerman, two men. followed 
the overture with a "hokem" and bur- 
lesque offering that went fairly well. The 
offering Is mostly on the lines of the Col- 
lins and Hart act with the acrobatic 
"hokum" being done by the aid of a wire. 
The "hoke" stuff, however. Is done to an 
extreme and consequently loses in punch. 

Mabel and Johnny Dove, working in 
black-face arid tan, have added quite a 
few new gags to their offering Miss 
Dove's singinr went well, and Dove's tap 
dancing puts him easily In the ramts of 
the best of that type of dancers. In 
second spot, the pair cleaned up a big 
sized ' hit. and, after an encore, were 
called back unto Johnny Dove delivered 
a short speech. 

James B. Carson and Company, with 
their playlet "To Be or Not To Be." 
written by Hugh Herbert and Ned Dandy, 
fortunately found an audience which con- 
sisted for the main part of Jewish folk 
to whom the offering is of particular ap- 
peal. The playlet is very clever, and. on 
the whole, handled very well by the trio. 
However, there are certain parts of the 
act which are overdone. Miss Jaffe. wbo 
Is an Ideal type for the role she portrays, 
would do wen to tone down her work in 
the box. As a comedy sketch, the offer- 
ing is exceptionally good. 

Ralph Hers, recently of "Monte Cristo. 
Jr.." offered a single that not only Is a 
novelty, but la clever from start to finish. 
After taking an encore, l *•> 

Bert an Betty Wheeler, who arrived 
back from London only a few days before 
opening their engagement here, closed the 
show, and. In that .spot stopped the pic- 
ture from going on. 



December 10. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



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IRENE FRANKLIN 

THEATRE — Mt. Vernon. 
STYLE: — Singing Comedienne. 
TIME — Ticenty-Jiine. 
SETTING— Full Stage (Special). 

Irene Franklin Is now doing a single 
met, with the assistance of a pianist 
who was not billed when the act was 
reviewed. But the fact that Burton 
Green is not with her, will not make 
any difference to the average audience, 
for Miss Franklin's performance is one 
that will always please. The pianist 
in her new act also fills in between 
numbers with a few solos, all of which 
are well played. About the only dif- 
ference between the pianist and Green 
is that the patter which was formerly 
carried on between Green and Miss 
Franklin, is not offered in the act. 

In her opening song, Miss Franklin 
tells the audience that she will sing 
some new ones in the latter part of the 
offering. Following that came a num- 
ber, "HI Always Be Just Little Bed- 
head To Ton". "The Waitress", "I'm 
Bringing Up a Family", the "Chamber- 
maid" and "Redhead" songs were then 
offered in turn, and it seems that they 
will never lose their popularity from 
the reception accorded them. 

The number which followed was done 
in costume and wig, and was the song 
about the little Hebrew girl who wants 
to give her teacher a Christmas gift 
bat hasn't got the wherewithal This 
one is also familiar and is, as yet, a 
gem of comedy and pathos. 

A "Frenchie" number and a neat 
little dance closed the act. Everyone 
knows Miss Franklin's style and 
artistry. Her hair is still shown to 
good effect in the opening numbers and 
retains its color and luxuriance. Des- 
pite the length of the act, It will leave 
any audience wanting more. And, by 
the way, it is the only piano act in 
vaudeville that does not use a piano 
lamp, as Miss Franklin announced in a 
gag. G. J. H. 



NEW ACTS and REAPPEARANCES 



BARTMAN AND SAXTON 

THEATRE— Proctor'a Mt. Vernon. 
STYLE— Singing. 
TIME— Fifteen Minute*. ■ 
SETTING— One. 

Two very neat appearing men, who 
possess excellent voices, are offering a 
routine of songs delivered in a manner 
that should soon land them on the big 
time. 

The open with "PagUacd", and then 
break into a- medley of popular num- 
bers. A solo by the baritone follows 
and both then render a special arrange- 
ment of. an oriental number. The tenor 
then offered a solo and the closed with 
a yodelling number, one of them play- 
ing a guitar accompaniment. 

In addition to good appearance, per- 
sonalities and voices, both men are 
good performers and. showed, it all 
through their act. In the second spot, 
tfcey scored a hit of big dimensions and 
should find it an easy thing to repeat 
in other houses. G. J. H. 



THE MODEL MERMAIDS 

THEATRE— Proctor'a 125th St. 
STILE— run* Ac*. 
TIME— Fifteen Minute*. 
SETTING— F*U Stage (Special). 

Fire girls, one of. whom acts as an- 
nouncer, constitute this act. Four of 
them do swimming, and diving stunts, 
and, in their routine, showed quite a 
few dives that are new. All possess a 
remarkable ability to stay under, water 
for an exceedingly long time, showing 
that they have the right to bill them, 
selves "mermaids". 

The act can close any big time show 
and hold interest " G. J. H. 



WILLIE ZIMMERMAN 

THEATRE— Proctor'a 5th Ave. 
STYLE— Protean. 
TIME — Eighteen Minutes. 
SETTING — Full (Special). 

Willie Zimmermann is not a protean 
artist in the true sense of the word. 
His changes are quick and remarkable, 
but he does not keep secret from his 
audience how it is done. His act is 
entitled, 'Moments at the Peace Con- 
ference,' and his work is a representa- 
tion of the mighty figure present to 
sign the Treaty of Versailles. 

By appearing first in one, before a 
special drop, he announces what he 
will do, and then, on a full stage and 
before a large mirror in full view, he 
makes up for his parts. I repressiveness 
and reality is lent to the atmosphere 
. by a long table Bet right to left across 
stage, at which six Louis Quinz chairs 
are placed. 

Zimmermann gives representations 
of Clemenoeau, von Mullejg Wilson 
and Lloyd George, each as he-signs the 
treaty, and the characterizations, aided 
by make-up, are breathlessly real. 

A soldier of our own Civil War, how- 
ever, is an anacronlsm and spoils the 
effect. An encore, in which General 
Pershing is represented, brought back 
the atmosphere of the World War, and 
the applause was tumultuous. . M. F. 



JARVIS AND HARRISON 

THEATRE— Proctor's 23rd St. 
STYLE— Hon ana Girl act. 
TIME— 21 Minutes. 
SETTING — Two, Special. 

Before a set representing a comfor- 
table little cottage, with hedges, gates 
'n everything Jaryis and Harrison are 
representing an excellent little comedy 
skit. A woman enters out of the cottage, 
masked and with gun in her hand. She 
halts the man. 

Then the laughs begin to come and 
they keep coming right up to the finish. 
The talk, at first, concerns the hold- 
up and the reason for it, with the man 
taking the whole affair as a huge joke. 
Then off comes the mask, and he finds 
he is facing bis wife. They start to 
quarrel. After a while, wifey begins 
to cry and tells of~her sorrows. She is 
heat broken because her father died and 
left her $100,000 and a house.- Hubby 
suddenly discovers that he really loves 
wifey and shows her how much, by 
moving into her house. 

The act is brimful of witty cros fire, 
with some excellent bits of business 
added for good measure. They close 
with a very neat little love song and 
dance 1 S. K. 

GEORGE ROLLINS AND CO. 

THEATRE — Proctor'a 5th Ave. 

STYLE — Comedy Sketch. 

TI M R— 30 Minutes. 

SETTING— Special. .. 

George -Rollins and Company are pre- 
senting a character sketch that is sure 
to he a laugh getter. Rollins plays the 
part of second assistant to a first as- 
sistant plumber. The woman is the 
owner of furnace that need fixing and 
the two men are called in to do the job. 
Rollins plays the part of the second as- 
sistant with an eye open for. all co- 
medy possibilities, and gets -. many a 
good laugh out of his character. 

The lines in the act, most of them 
between the two men, are very clever 
and laugh provoking.: - Rollins'' cockney 
accent is an asset of no mean value. 
The finish of the act, however, leaves 



RALPH HERZ 

THEATRE— Audubon. 

STYLE— Monologue. 

TIME — Ticenty-fice Minute: 

SETTING— One and Ttco. 

Quite a few musical comedy stars 
have come Into vaudeville of late, 
and, after a lot of publicity, have dis- 
appointed the average audience's ex- 
pectations ■ of what they were to re- 
ceive. It was, therefore, a pleasure 
to see the act which Ralph Hens, late 
of "Monte Cristo, Jr.," has arranged 
for his vaudeville offering. It is one 
that will disappoint no one, for it 
possesses class and originality and Is 
clever from start to finish. 

Herz uses a black drop in one, and, 
for his opening bit, it is drawn aside, 
displaying a place drop in two. The 
stage is entirely' darkened, with a 
baby spot on Herz' face, who, elevat- 
ed on some structure, portrays the 
"DevlL" In this opening number, he 
satirically tells of the various pests 
which exist on earth and tells the 
audience, that he wonders where they 
go after death, for he does not ad- 
mit them to HelL 

This number, as well as the entire 
act, is spoken in verse, in time to 
music 

The next bit is done In one, before 
the black drop. In this, Herz por- 
- trays a college professor of the fu- 
ture, delivering a lecture on the 
■ adornments of the barroom, before 
prohibition, such as cocktail 
shakers, bars, pretzels, "schooners," 
swinging doors, etc., and tells what 
. the use of each was for. 

A song came next, ending with a 
catchline "Certainly Not— No!" and 
was a riot of laughs at this house. 

In his closing number, Herz was 
assisted by a very .young girl, who 
posed in various colored baby-spots, 
while he, in another spot, delivered a 
dramatic recitation on women, show- 
ing how they are all a matter of 
light, each color representing the dif- 
ferent -women, as man sees her var- 
ious moods. This bit is a classic, 
and,, as a closing number, is sure-fire 
anywhere. 

For an encore, he noes a restrict- 
ed published number, which only 
four artists are now using. At this 
house, he stopped the show, after 
taking the encore, and can easily do 
so in most big time houses. The act 
Is set very nicely, the material ex- 
cellent and the deliverer an artist — 
what more can be desired? 

G. J. H. 



LAWRENCE AND NEWMAN 

THEATRE— Proctor'a 125th St. 

STYLE— Singing. 
-TIME — Twelve Minutea. 

SETTING— /n One. 

A neat appearing couple who pos- 
sess pleasing personalities, but were 
a bit handicapped by nervousness 
when reviewed, nuke np the act. 
This, however, can easily be reme- 
died Jn a very short time, for they 
were trying out the act here. They 
can improve their routine by get- 
ting later numbers than those used, 
and should then develop Into a pleas- 
ing act for the three-a-day. 

G. J. H. 



THEODORE BEKEFI & CO. 

THEATRE — Harlem Opera House. 

STYLE— -Dancing. 

T IME — Fifteen Minutes. 

SETTING — Special Cuclorama. 

Here Is an act that gets over more 
because of the way It is dressed and 
presented than by reason of the abil- 
ity of its performers. By this we do 
not mean to infer that those in the 
act have no ability, for, as a matter 
of fact, they possess a considerable 
amount of talent. But the act is not 
unusual, and it is the "flash" qual- 
ity that takes it away from the beat- 
en track. 

When the curtain rises, a quartette 
of corneti8ts lend color to the set, 
wearing quaint costumes of the 
Colonial type. They play while 
Bekefi and a girl partner" do a Rus- 
sian dance which is quite ordinary. 
Upon the exit of the dances, the 
cornetists play another number, af- 
ter which another Russian dance la 
introduced. A solo dance by another 
girl is next. The dance is executed 
well and the girl's costume is worthy 
of special mention. The man then 
does a "gob" jig. The routine closes 
with a Dntch dance, featuring Bekefi 
and his two girl partners in typical 
Hollandaise costumes. 

The dancing is passable, but at no 
time does It get much above that 
mark. It is the setting and music 
that will book this act H. J. G. 



BURKE, WALSH, DOUGHERTY 

THEATRE— Proctor'a 125th St. 

STYLE— Comedy, Dancing. 

TIME— Fifteen Minutea. 

SETTING— One and Full Stage. 

There is one trio act playing in 
vaudeville at present who bill them- 
selves as a "Treat in Trios." Burke, 
Walsh' and Dougherty could easily 
take that billing, and yet not claim 
too much, for they are far above the 
average trio In both originality and 
versatility. 

The two male members, a postman 
and a messenger boy, start the of- 
fering in one, putting over some very 
good gags, dandy tap-dancing and ex- 
cellent patter, which leads them to 
the set in full stage. The third mem- 
ber, an extremely pretty girl, is dis- 
covered there, costumed as a ' mall, 
in a short black frock, that stops a 
few inches — quite a few — above her 
knees. On the entrance of the two, 
patter ensues between the three. One 
of the young men plays the piano 
well, the other the harmonica in good 
jazz manner, both sing and all dance 
excellently. 

The act does not lag for novelty 
or interest and should prove a win- 
ner. G. J. H. 

ROSE AND LA DUC 

THEATRE— Proctor'a 125f» St. 

STYLE — Talking, Singing, Dancing. 

TIME— Fourteen Minutea. 

SETTING — In One. 

The lady member of this team 
started the act with a jazz number, 
and. at the close of this number the 
spotlight was flashed on the drum- 
mer, who gave an exhibition of jazz- 
work on the drum. Some patter be- 
tween the girl and the drummer, who- 
is the other member of the act, led 
to a sous, following which he came 
on stage and both went through a 
dance. The rest of the offering con- 
sisted of patter, which contained 
some fair gags, some good dancing, 
and a bit of singing. 

Both are capable performers and 
handle their material well. 

G. J. H. 



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THE .NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10, 1919 



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Eonddh Renews Plans For "~?Fxixfil "Strike Hife Chicago 

National Theatre Memorial Theatres Almost Vital Blow 



Construction of Shakespeare National Theatre Memorial Will 
Under Way Within Six Months According to Lord Earl 
Lytton Who Sponsors the Project 



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Lo.fDow, England Dec. 7. — Flans for 
the erection of a Shakespeare Memori- 
al ' National Theatre are again being 
pushed forward since Lord Earl Lytton 
has interested himself in the project 
and promises to see it through. He ex- 
pects that construction will start within 
the next six months. 

A site is now being sought for the 
building. It Is estimated that the total 
oost cf building, exclusive of the site, 
will exceed £2.500,000.. Donations are 
now being accepted, and, later, a more 
active money raising campaign will be 
inaugurated. 

Already, the personnel for the theatre 
is teing perfected. Lytton is running 



a company which will form the nucleus 
of that body, and they are giving per- 
formances both for the purpose of rais- 
ing fundss and to train the public in the 
kind of drama that will be produced in 
the projected theatre.' 

The scheme for a national 'theatre 
was given birth in 1909, but delays and 
excessive excpenses for the. staff and 
other unnecessaries reiarted the mater- 
ializing of the theatre. With the out- 
break of the war in 1914, plans were 
necessarily dropped. At the time that 
the theatre was first proposed, it had 
been planned to complete its erection 
tyl916. 



COURTNIDGE HAS NEW PLAY 
Lo.ndo.n-, Eng., Dec. 6. — Robert Court- 
nidge and Jack Hulbert have collabor- 
ated upon a new musical play, called 
"Too Many Girls," which is to be pro- 
duced in Liverpool on the 22nd, with a 
London engagament in the Spring, to 
follow. 



DeFRECE BUYS THEATRE. . .... 

London, Eng., Dec 6. — Sir Walter 
DeFrece has -purchased the Birming- 
ham Hippodrome and the adjouiaing 
City Assembly rooms and will convert 
the whole into a first class amusement 
palace, spending about $150,000 to 
$200,000 on improvements. 



PAYS 10% DIVIDEND 

London, Eng., Dec 6. — The Yarietties 
Theatres Syndicate Ltd., has declared a 
dividend of 10 per cent for the year 
ending September 30, 1919, tax free. 
Borne $107330 is to be distributed. This 
profit is almost all the result of the 
pick-up of business after the armistice. 



HAD STAGE MANAGER HELD 

London . Eng., Dec & — Winifred Bar- 
nes, ah actress, had Ernest Grata, as- 
sistant stage manager of the Oxford 
Theatre, Oxford Street, arrested for the 
theft of a diamond brooch which she 
lost on the stage of the theatre. Grata 
pawned the brooch which she lost on 
the stage of the theatre. Grata pawned 
the brooch for $20. He was dismissed 
after being bonded over to appear for 
trial within a year, if called upon. He 
was dismissed because of ill health and 
physical injuries. 



VIENNA WANTS MOSCOVTFCH 

London, Eng., Dec 6. — The Jewish 
actor Maurice Moscovitch has turned 
down an offer from Vienna to appear at 
the prinpeial Austrian cities with or 
without the Court Theatre company in 
"The Merchant of Venice." He has been 
making a great hit here in bis dramatic 
roles. 



CUTS OUT MATINEES 

Marie Dressier, with TUlle's Night- 
mare,'* has been playing to such small 
houses that tite management has de- 
cided to do away with the Wednesday 
matinees during her stay here. Busi- 
ness has been way off and it is 
doubted whether the returns will be 
sufficient to carry the production dur- 
ing its stay. 



2ND "JOY BELLS" A HIT 

London, Eng., Dec 6. — The second 
edition of Albert De Courville's "Joy 
Bells," in which the only thing out' of 
the old show Is "The Bird Cage," Is 
just as big a hit as was his first "Joy 
Bells." 

Among the first features presented 
are a skit on "Prohibition," featuring 
George Bobey, a farce entitled "Splash," 
in which George Bobey and Shirley Kel- 
logg appear; three variations upon the 
theme of "Apple Blossom Time,"-in the 
first of which the audience is shown 
how the idea would be treated by Os- 
car Asche, and introducing. Rupert 
Hazell as a Nautch Girl and Fred Allen- 
dale as a burlesque of Oscar Asche in 
Chn Chin Chow, the second variation 
being a "Society Flay," and the third 
a travesty of Grand Opera, with Mr. 
Robey as a wonderful tenor and Miss 
Kellogg as a marvellous soprano. An- 
other new item is "An Interruption," 
and a spectacle "India" with Dewey 
Gibson as High Priest rendering a 
characteristic song; and Miss Kellogg 
as an Indian Prince. Others in the com- 
pany are Phil Lester, Winnie Melville, 
and Netta Westcott 



OPERA HEARS ROOSEVELT KIN 

PjlBis, Dec 6. — Hilda Roosevelt, 
cousin of the late Col. Roosevelt, made 
her debut at the Opera Comique this 
week in "Manon." Her performance 
was given high praise by the critics. 



CRITIC CHALLENGED TO DUEL 

Pabxs, Dec 6. — Because he gave an 
adverse criticism of Alphonso Frank's 
new show, Ernest Charles, noted dra- 
matic critic, has been challenged to a 
duel by the former. Franck is director 
of the Theatre Gymnassc 



Some Are Closed Part of Week and Open die Rest While None Can 
■ Give More Than Six Shows— Business Affected 
. . and Cat Way Down . .. 



BOXY MERSON HAS NEW ACT 

London, Eng., Dec &— Billy Merson, 
the comedian, has produced a new 
farcelet with himself in the leading 
role, which has created quite a favor- 
able impression here. 



CHAUAPINE NOT DEAD 
London, Ens?-. Dec & — The report 
that Fydor Ivanoviteh Chaliaplne, the 
Russian bass singer, had been murder- 
ed by Bolsheviks, has been denied* by a 
Helsingford despatch announcing his 
appearance in a new opera "Pskovitian- 
ka." The report was that, fearing he 
was suffering from the plague, his Bol- 
shevik friends had shot him. 



The coal strike has certainly hit 
Chicago theatres hard, for it has forced 
some of them to be closed part of the 
week and cut down the number of per- 
formances in others. As a matter of 
fact, no Chicago theatre will be allowed 
to give more than six shows. The situ- 
ation is considered very serious here 

The Palace Music Hall remained 
closed Monday and Tuesday afternoon 
and evening and will operate only eve- 
nings the rest of the week with a mati- 
nee performance on Saturday. But not 
so with the continuous vaudeville hous- 
es. They will remain closed the first 
four days of the week and open the last 
three. ... , 

The recently passed ordinance elim- 
inates motion picture theatre entirely. 
Manager Tisdale, of the Majestic The- 
atre, announced that he would operate 
his vaudeville house under the same 
clause as a motion picture, theatre. The 
continuous vaudeville houses also state 
that they will remain open under the 



same condition, but it is thought prob- 
able that they will be unable to do this 
owing to the fact that they must con- 
sume electricity for lightning purposes, 
while a motion picture theatre does not 
However, this point is to be settled be- 
tween the Government agents and the 
managements of the various theatres. 
All other Chicago theatres, including 
musical comedy- and legitimate houses, 
will give but six performances a week, 
• thereby obeying the orders of the Gov- 
ernment agents. 

All Chicago theatres are said to be 
well stocked up with coal and should 
any of them violate the orders they will 
be closed up Immediately, their coal 
commandered and their owners arrested 
and forced to stand trial. The vaude- 
ville houses are said to have a scheme 
whereby they will sprinkle motion pic- 
tures throughout their programs with 
the hopes that they will then be classed 
as a motion picture theatre. The Ma- 
jestic is said to be heading this scheme. 



STERNAD TO MANAGE HOUSE 
Jake Stemad, for a number of years 
prominent in theatrical booking and 
producing circles, has been appointed 
manager of the New State. Congress 
Theatre-assuming his duties' there on 
Tuesday of this week. He. has been 
in retirement for the past year, but 
the offer made him, come out of his 
retirement and get bank into active 
harness again. ; ;_ . 



OPERA DIRECTOR SUES 

Phillip Stein, director of the Boston 
American English Opera Company, 
haB filed a suit against his wife, 
known under the stage name of 

Estella Valenza. i. Leon A. Berezniak 
represents him. 



TRIES SUICIDE 
Lotta Rich, well known In, musical 
comedy, burlesque, vaudeville and 
cabaret life, endeavored to commit 
suicide last week by swallowing iodine 
and lysoL After taking the poison the 
young actress walked into the' recelv-" 
ing room of the Cook County, hospital," 
screaming out that she had swallowed 
poison. She was given emergency 
treatment, but is reported to be in a 
very critical condition. 



BEREZNIAK IS BACK 
Leon A. Berezniak, the theatrical 
lawyer, has- just returned from a trip 
to New York, Boston and Pittsburgh.' 
While in New- York he made bis head- 
quarters at' the N. Y. A. club and the 
Pennsylvania Hotel. 



AFTER "UNDER 21" SIGNS 
The old time "get 'em" signs in front 
of theatres, which read "No one under 
21 admitted to this theatre'* are to 
be abandoned, if an ordinance recently 
drawn by Alderman George M. May- 
pole, is accepted by the City Council. 
The alderman stated that he is going 
to fight the issue to a finish in an 
effort to do away with - such misrep- 
resenting signs. 



GOLDBERG TAKES OVER HOUSE 
Lew M. Goldberg, the agent, has 
taken over the Harper theatre, which 
has a seating capacity of L500 as a 
high class vaudeville house. It will 
be open January 1, booked by the 
Western Vaudeville .Managers' Asso- 
ciation. "* 



LOUISE STEWART WINS 

The suit of Louise G. Stewart 
against her husband, Jack Roy 
Stewart, on the grounds of cruelty, 
was decided in the Superior Court 
last week in her favor. She was 
awarded $10.00 weekly alimony and 
the custody of her child. 

RESTRICT STATE-LAKE 
'The State Lake Building, which 
houses a number of theatrical and 
music' publishing firms, has been 
placed under restrictions along with 
other Chicago buildings, opening at 9 
A. M. and closing at 3.30. Under the 
recently passed ordinance the build- 
ings can only operate six and one-half 
hours a day. Starting Monday,. the day 
will commence at "12 noon and end at 
six. It Is said here that there is a 
possible chance that the working hours 
wil be cut to four hours daily. 



"CIVILIAN CLOTHS" DUE 

William Courteney has been selected 
.as the star to succeed Marie Dressier 
at the Olympic theatre.- Courteney will 
act "Civilian Clothes." The Olympic 
theatre was the only available house 
for Courteney. He will open on 
Dec 2L- 



COHAN'S DAUGHTER ACTING 

London, Eng., Dec 5. — Etnel Levey 
and George M. Cohan's daughter. 
Georgette Cohan, will make her debut 
on the stage in "Mr. Pip Passes By," in 
London. The play will be produced by 
Dion Boucicault and was written by 
A. A. Milne. 



"RECKLESS EVE" GETS DIVORCE 

Florence Worth, one of the prin- 
cipals of the "Reckless Eve" company, 
was granted a divorce on Dec. 1 z? 
Judge William Fenimore Cooper. She 
was granted $8. a week alimony and 
other property. 



December 10, 1919 



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Criminals and the Stage 

Pick up any daily, give a glance at 
the Police Court news, and it is very 
likely that you will find some arrested 
one as giving the occupation of-aetor, 
or actress, as the) -sex may be. This 
has happened so frequently lately that 
it is a matter of. comment. 

Except In hardened instances, where 
records are on file and misrepresenta- 
tion Is useless, it is the natural and, it 
most be admitted, tinman inclination to 
cloud identity. No one who achieves 
the criminal records will truthfully 
detail past occupations or associations 
unless -required to tinder oath, in the 
hope that they will "get out of it" to 
the secret closing of the whole affair. 
And to this end they say they are what 
they ara not In tls sole matter of 
occupation, the prisoner's word is ac- 
cepted,- while all other statements are 
the subjects of cross-examination and 
often of minute investigation, with the 
result that a lot of actors and actresses, 
recently, have been arrested who are 
not actors or actresses at all. - s 

It Is psychology or coincidence or 
something unphysical, evidently, that 
is the reason for it. Some years -ago, 
when the Tenderloin was all that was 
claimed for If, three oat of five of the 
many who were caught op in those busy 
days gave their "occupation" as news- 
paper man. Not one newspaper man 
out of a hundred, let alone three out 
of five, actually ever was charged with 
an offence, bat that was the occupation 
given, and so it became public through 
the columns of the dailies. These same 
dailies began to investigate for them- 
selves, however, and soon the practice 
was stopped. 

Now It is the actor. And, as with 
the newspaper man, It is'nt the actor. 
But it is gaining an lU repute and do- 
ing a grave harm to the acting pro- 
fession. In the past few years, the 
actor has been emerging from under 
the cloud that an age-old mistaken 
judgement placed him and this new 
and equally unfair process of stigma - 
Nation will not help him farther oat 
of the mark. Bather, it will class him 
as even worse than "vagabond". 



It should be a matter for the. authori- 
ties to investigate, therefore, If an of- . 
fender Is what he says he is. If he 
gives his occupation as actor, make him 
tell what acting he has done lately — 
and it is safe prediction that be will 
be dim as to details. It would be only 
fair to the thousands in the profession 
who suffer Indirectly, If not directly, - 
by his admissions. -.'#.. , 



DIDN'T LOSE DIVORCE ■ 

Editor N.. T. Clipper. 

(Dear Sir:— Kindly correct, a '.resort 
'that Edna Ann Luke Kelly .lost her -di- 
vorce case against Perfy 'Jl Billy." T 
'wish to say my case has not even come 
up in court. Although Mr. Kelly has 
been served, he has, as yet, not filed a 
cross bill. Yours truly 

Eda Ann Luke 
Cleveland, Dec 2, 1919. 



CHILD LABOR AND THE STAGE 

(From the Indianapolis Newt.) 
That the law should be enforced at 
all times admits of no argument even 
though adherence to the letter some- 
times imposes restrictions in cases 
whose merits may have' escaped the 
consideration of sponsors for a certain 
measure. What seems to have been 
an example of this defect was the im- 
position by a Chicago Judge of a fine 
of $1,340 against the management of 
a theatrical company which presented 
'children on the stage in Violation of 
the child labor law.- There were five 
youngsters under 10 years (rid with 
the company and the management was 
fined on 168 separate charges for every 
appearance daring the four weeks ran. 
The frames of the child labor law 
sought to prohibit the employment of 
children in industries of a nature to 
stunt their. growth or to deprive them 
of a common school education or its 
equivalent. The measure was intended 
also to defeat the greedy employer who 
would endeavor 'to get his work done 
at a wage on which an adult could not 
exist. Any law which lays down the 
hard and fast rale, however, that the 
appearance of a child on the stage 
offers grounds for fine or perhaps im- 
prisonment opens the way to injustice. 
If it could be shown that the child was 
living in improper surroundings or that 
a part with a theatrical company was 
detrimental to health, ample provision 
for its protection has been made under 
other statutes. 

As a matter of fact the majority of 
stage children, it will be found, receive 
greater care than many youngsters en- 
joy in their homes. Often they are 
accompanied by their parents; if not, 
a nurse is employed. A tutor looks 
after their lessons and by traveling 
over the country they obtain a broad 
education which wears of study in one 
locality could not bestow. Ordinarily 
the time they spend on the stage does 
not exceed five or ten minutes so that 
the "labor" can not he said to under- 
mine their health. Governed by the 
schedule -of -performances their lives 
adhere more closely to routine than 
those of the ordinary child The ap- 
pearance of a cute youngster never 
tails to make an irresistible appeal to 
an audience* and most of us can recall 
the enjoyment we have derived from 
these occasions. "The Bluebird", Mae- 
terlinck's delightful allegory, would 
have been denied as if courts through- 
out the land had taken the attitude of 
the Chicago Judge. 



TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 

Amy Busby was engaged by Charles 
Probman. 

Charles J. Stine was with "A Bail- 
way Ticket" Co. 

"The Littlest Girl" was produced, by 
Bob Billiard. 

. Geo. Appo and Tom Gould opened 
with E. E. Price's play "In the Ten- 
derloin". 

Mrs. L. Dockstader sued Harry J. 
Clapham for an accounting of their 



Joint Interests in Dockstader'B Minst- 
rels..-- -r * yif ;:;• «:; ■*» ; ■ fJ 
"The Cotton King" was produced by 
Wm. A. Brady at the Academy of Mu- 
sic. New Tork. •_- . -- 

"The Masquerade r" was produced by 
the Empire Theatre Stock Co. "New 
York, with Henry Miller,- Wm. Favers- 
harh, J. E. Dodson, Joseph Humphreys, 

' [Robert Edeson, W. H. Cramptoq, James 

-Lee Finney, Wm. H. Thompson, E. Y. 
Backus, Viola Allen, Alice Fisher, Elsie 

. DeWoife, Ida Conquest and- Genevieve 

■Reynolds in the cast. ■ ■ - ■-. ■ 

"To Nemesis", was produced at the 
Star, New York with Frederic DeBel- 
leville, Henry Jewett, Mason Mithell, 
Edwin James, Rose Coghlan, Maxine 
Elliott Ef fie Shannon and Hattle Rus- 
sell in the cast 



RIAITO BATTLES 



ANSWERS TO QUERMES 



Miss Ed — John Charles Thomas ap- 
peared in "The Passing Show of 1913", 
. "The Peasant Girl" in 1915 and also the 
"Passing Show of 1915".. J. 

A'icAif— "-Alone fat- Last" was pre* 
sented at the Sbubert Theatre. It 
opened on Oct 19, 1915. "Step This 
Way" also was presented at the Shu- 
bert, but not during the same year. It 
opened oh May 29. 1916. 

8. H. — Just the other way. "The 
Highwayman" was produced at the 
44th Street Theatre and "The Star 
Gazer" at the Plymouth. 

. T. J.— Helen MacKellar' is now ap- 
pearing in "The Storm". She has ap- 
peared in "Whirl of The Town", 
"Bought and Paid For", "Sinners", 
"Too" Many Cooks", "Seven Chances", 
"Major Pendennis", "A Tailor-Hade 
Man" and, before her present engage- 
ment, was seen in "The Unknown 

Purpe'. - 

B. i.— The last production seen at 
Niblo's Garden was "My Aunt 
Bridget" with George W. Monroe. She 
theatre closed on March 23, 1895. 

M . K. — Gardner James is playing the 
part of a youngster under the name of 
Chuck Brown in "The Crimson Alibi". 
Harrison Hunter and Robert Vaughn 
are the other two. 

O. T.— "Furs and Frills" was a mu- 
sical version of "Coat Tails". ". r* 

W. J. — "The Fall of the Romanoffs" 
was 'made by Herbert Brenon. 

T. P. — There is another Cantor who 
has played in vaudeville. The one yon 
have reference to is Lew Cantor. 

Die*.— Julia Arthur toured with "Li- 
berty Aflame", in vaudeville. 

J. H. — "What Happened to Jones" 
and "Why Smith Left Home" were pro- 
duced by the Broadharst Brothers, 
George and Thomas. 

Horry.— "Seven Keys to Baldpate" 
ran for twenty eight weeks at the Astor 
Theatre. 

O. B. — "The Crinoline Girl" was pre- 
sented at the Knickerbocker in 1914. It 
was one of Julian El tinge's vehicles. 

V. B. P.— Frances White and Frank 
Fay were married in April, 1917. Their 
troubles started a few weeks later. 

F. if .— ■ Wl 1 to n Lackaye and Burr Mc- 
intosh appeared in the original pro- 
duction of "Trilby", at the Garden 
Theatre, in New York. Clara Kimball 
Young starred in the motion picture 
production of the play. 

W.T. — Klaw and Erlanger, with the 
late Joseph Brooks, produced "Ben 
Hnr" for the first time, at the Broad- 
way Theatre. 



HEADLINE WITH A MORAL 

Headline says that Maude Adams -Is 
Improving. Which shows that no mat- 
ter how clever you are, there is room 
for. development ..- • -•:•-■ - .,--, 

KEEPER. LOCK 'EM UP 1 

Writers of Ford Jokes. 

These who say, "Now, going from the 
ridiculous to the sublime — " 

The acrobat who misses a trick a 
couple of times to impress the audience 
with the fact that it's difficult 

ANSWERS TO QUERRIES 

G. A'.-^We think Caruso is a better 
singer than Eddie Cantor. 

8. it. — It is hard to define a genius. 
Sometimes we think a genius is noth- 
ing more than a successful not 

G. G. — If we knew where William 
Rock plucked 'all those beauties, we 
wouldn't tell you. We'd scout around 
there ourself. ■ - 

OLD SAWS RESHARPENED 

My act ! May it always go over right 
hat my act, right or wrong! ; 

On with the dance ! Let the-shlmmee 
.be unrefined. 

It's a wise author that knows his 
own manuscript after the doctor gets in 
his licks. 

Early to bed and early to rise, and 
you won't meet many actors. 

OUR OWN REVUE> 

(Chorus of baldheads) : 
Every night at the musical show, 
.There we are in the very first row, 
Watching the chorus dance and sing, 
Smiling and flirting 'n everthing. 
And after the show, we take them out. 
For that's the best way to forget the 
gout 
Baldhead. Baldheads — 
Baldheads all are we. . 
We don't care much for the -Barry- 
mores, 
Or of plays that deal with marriage 

am) wars. 
But when it comes to a musical show. 
There's nothing that baldheaded men 
don't know ! 

UP AND DOWN MAW STREET 

T. E. Maawarrtng-will give a hand- 
some prize to anyone, who is a worse 
bowler than Tom CDonnell. '. 

- Doris Hardy bought a new fur coat 

. Art McHngh visited our office last 
week and read us a new musical co- 
medy he is writing with Joe Flyzm. 
Better treat the Chief of Police to 
lunch. Art, if yon ever want the show 
to go on. 

Al Lewis has pot the Winter hood 
on bis petrol wagon. He says It takes 
a lot of playlets to keep the boggy run- 
ning with the high cost of gasoline. 
. James Madison is doing Jury duty 
this week. Don't treat 'em too harsh, 
Jim. 

Rose Care was in town last week, 
shopping for her new act 

Charles Irwin, who talks so much 
about things that make us thirsty, was 
seen drinking lemon soda at the Pa- 
lace Bar last week. 

HERE'S A NEW ONE 

He — Yes, but little things amuse 
great minds. 
She— You must play with elephants. 

PERHAPS COHANY 

George Jean Nathan has suggested 
that the name of Manhattan Island be 
changed to Cobeny Island. 

THE NAKED TRUTH 
We used to be shocked . 
At the sight of a nightie. 
But they don't even wear that 
In playing Aphrodite. 







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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10. 1919 



Attornies File Brief in Vaudeville Probe- 



(Continued from Face X.) 



such a high Mate of efficiency 
It accomplished the result for which 
-^ .fas -created without the aid of the 
htackllsls of actors and theatres or the 
requirement that actors join the Na- 
tional Vaudeville Artists. Inc., and pay 
excessive commissions for obtaining em- 
ployment in the theatres operated by 
■■embers of the combination, and ad- 
vertise In the publication known as 
"Variety"; bat the cessation of the al- 
iased unlawful practices by respondent 
does not dispense with the necessity of 
an order to cease and desist for respond- 
ents have contended In motions to dis- 
miss the complaint that they were not 
■abject to regulation by the Federal 
Trade Commission, and that the alleged 
practices upon which the complaint Is 
based are not violative of any act the 
enforcement of which is vested In the 
Federal Trade Commission; so that the 
rstsTh mint of the right of the Commis- 
sion to compel deslstence from the al- 
leged practices, constitutes such a con- 
tinuing menace as to justify the Issuance 
of an order to cease and desist from 
amy of the unfair practices which con- 
tributed to the creation of the combina- 
tion, for, following the doctrine an- 
nounced by the court in the recent 
Bears. Roebuck tt Company case, no as- 
surance is in sight that the respondents 
tt they could shake the Commission's 
hand from their shoulders, would not 
continue their former course, for while 
the combination of respondents is In ef- 
fect. It has the means at hand for again 
engaging In all of the practices com- 
plained of. 

The vaudeville theatres of the country 
are arranged In circuits. There are two 
circuits in which so-called "big time" 
vaudeville Is played. This consists of 
two shows per day— a matinee perform- 
ance and an evening performance, and 
occasionally an extra or third perform- 
ance on holidays. In addition to the 
theatres In these two circuits there are 
a number of other theatres ■ in which 
-bis; time" vaudeville Is played, which 
theatres are booked in connection -with 

the theatres in these circuits, and all of 
such theatres are booked from the of- 
fices on the sixth floor of the Palace 
Theatre Building; 1564 Broadway, New 
York City, which offices are operated 
Jointly by the respondent, the B. F. 
Keith Vaudeville E™i.<..ig» .the cor- 
porate name of which was formerly the 
United Boohing Offices, and the Or- 
Clrcuit. These "big time" 
stres are located in the following 
California. Colorado, Indiana, 
Illinois. Kentucky, Louisiana, 
. Massachusetts. Minnesota, Mis- 
souri, Nebraska, New Jersey. New York, 
Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Is- 
land. Tennessee. Utah. Washington, and 
■Wisconsin, and In the District of Colum- 
bia, and In the Dominion of Canada. 

It frequently happena that performers 
atw given contracts covering a. route ex- 
tending over an of each of these circuits, 
or requiring their appearance • in a part 
•C the theatres in each of the circuits, 
or in theatres In both circuits. The 
theatres In the Orpheum Circuit are in 
Chicago and west of Chicago, and the 
other theatres in which "big time" vau- 
deville is played, all of which are booked 
by the B. F. Keith Vaudeville Exchange. 
are east of Chicago, escept that The 
" 'ace Theatre In New York la booked 
the Orpheum Circuit, so that the 
in these two circuits do not 
compete. 

In addition to the theatres In which 
"buy time" vaudeville Is played, there 
are In the various States of the Union 
vaudeville theatres which play so-called 
"small time" vaudeville, which consists 
of three or more performances per day. 
Of the circuits of theatres In this classi- 
fication, the larger and better known are 
the Loew Circuit, with 17 theatres locat- 
ed In twelve or more States and the Do- 
minion of Canada; the Pantages Circuit, 
with 26 theatres located in eight or more 
States and the Dominion of Canada, The 
B. S. Moss Circuit, containing 16 theatres 
located In four or more States; the 
Interstate Circuit with 21 theatres in 
five or more States; the Proctor Circuit 
with twelve theatres in two States; and 
oher circuits of various a lies. Each of 
the larger circuits In which "small time" 
viudeville Is played books its attractions 
through its own booking offices, and in 
many Instances the performer receives 
contracts to appear in the whole or a 
large portion of the theatres In the re- 
spective circuits. In addition to the 
various circuits, there are a great number 
of theatres operated by various individual 
managers which are booxed from one 
central booking agency as In the case of 
the Gas Sun Booking Exchange, which 
books 75 theatres, including seventeen in 
the Qua Sun Circuit proper. 

To carry out the contracts to appear 
in these various theatres, the performer 
Is required to travel from State to State, 
often times passing through one or more 
States, going from City to City, to keep 
the engagements. They carry with them 
their paraphernalia, special scenery, and 
properties which pertain to their 



acta, and they are required to furnish 
photographs and advertising matter, 
-which is transported from State to State, 
for use in billing or advertising their ap- 
pearance In the various theatres. 

There are not enough vaudeville 
theatres outside of the theatres In the 
circuits constituting the Vaudeville 
Managers Protective Association and 
theatres affiliated with such circuits, 
'through booking arrangements, or other- 
' wise, to enable a performer to make a 
living If limited to appearance in non- 
member or non-affiliated theatres. As 
to theatres in which "big time" vaude- 
ville Is played, the combination is leo 
per cent complete, and - as to .the 
theatres in which "small time" vaude- 
ville is played, the combination is pro- 
bably 95 per cent complete.' 

While the activities or business of some 
of the Individual respondents may not 
constitute commerce, they are all parties 
to the alleged combination or conspiracy, 
and the project or plan, as a whole, 
restrains commerce and monopolises 
commerce. 

In the course of the preparation of 
this brief It will be necessary to refer- 
repeatedly to the Vaudeville Managers' 
Protective Association, the National Vau- 
deville Artists, Inc., and the United Book- 
ing Offices, the name of which has been 
changed since the issuance of the com- 
plaint to the B. F. Keith Vaudeville Ex- 
change; and In many instances, as an 
economy of time and space abbreviations 
will be used, namely, V.M.P.A., N.V.A., 
and U.B.O. 

ARGUMENT 

O irt 1 1 n ■ 

PART I— VAUDEVILLE MANAGERS 
PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION. 
The Vaudeville Managers Protective 
Association is a membership corporation, 
organized under the laws of the State of 
New Tork. the machinery of which, since 
about July. 1916. baa been ultllUed by 
its members and affiliated interests, as 
a means of carrying out the Joint activi- 
ties of such members and affiliated in- 
terests. It la not Itself engaged In com- 
mmerce but Its machinery or corporate 
organisation has been made use of by 
persons, partnerships and corporations, 
who are engaged in commerce. It there- 
by became the agency through which per- 
sons, partnerships and corporations. -who 
were engaged In commerce, operated, and 
so a co-conspirator with the persons, 
partnerships and corporations engaged 
to commerce in the conspiracy described 
in the complaint. It Is obvious that all 
of the members of the associations and 
those affiliated with the association could 
have been properly Joined In the com- 
plaint Issued' herein, but as there, are 
several hundred members of the associa- 
tion, and a great many others vta were 
not member, but were affiliated with It. 
great inconvenience and delay would 

have been experienced In majtog each 
and every member and those affiliated a 
party-respondent- On that account the 
complaint was issued against only those 
members of the Association who were 
chief executive officers of the associa- 
tion and charged "with the duty of de- 
fining and carrying out the policies of 
that association, which members, so 
made respondents, "are actively engaged 
in the various phases of the theatrical 
industry and are ' fairly representative 
of the diverse Interests represented In 
the association or affiliation with It. 

The Vaudeville Managers Protective 
Association was Incorporated in 1910, but 
was not particularly active until about 
July. 1916. when a strike at Oklahoma 
City. Okla., was participated In by an 
association of actors affiliated with the 
American Federation of Labor and 
known as the White Rats Actors Union 
and Associated Actresses of America. 
Tbis association of actors made certain 
demands which were refused by the 
theatre owners and later strikes were 
Inaugurated by the actors affecting 
theatres In various cities of he Unled 
States. Including New Tork. Boston. Chi- 
cago and St. Louis. As a means of com- 
bating these strikes and eliminating the 
actors who were advocating strikes, the 
machinery of the V.M.P.A. was employed 
and an experienced theatrical expert, 
outside its organization was employed as 
Its manager. The money to finance the 
association's campaign was first ad- 
vanced by certain executive officlers of 
the association, and assessments were 
then made by the association to reim- 
burse those who had advanced the mo- 
ney; and when the strife was over and 
the actors association, which was carry- 
ing on the strike apparently defeated 
and crushed out. the members of the 
V.M.P.A. and its affiliated Interests then 
proceeded to promote and finance an- 
other association of actors known as 
the National VaudeviHe Artists, Inc. 
respondent herein, which association has 
always been under the domination of the 
members Of the V.M.P.A. 

The part that the V.M.P.A. had in 
creating* the conditions - complained or. 
can perhaps best be illustrated by ex- 
tracts from advertisement published by 



its authority and letters written by Its 
manager. 

■ In a letter written June II, 1917 by the 
manager of the association, to one of Its 
members (Commission's Exhibit 26) ' this 
statement Is made. 

"At a meeting fo the Finance Com- 
mittee held June Hth, it was decided 
that another assessment would have to 
be levied against the members of this 
association to meet the disbursements 
made during the recent strike, and 
' your enterprise was assessed as per the 
-enclosed statement. 

"The Committee 'also decided that as 
It was nearlng the. end of the present 
season , - if you • can arrange the pay- 
ment of the last assesment In three 
payments. 

"For your information, the money 
to cover these disbursements was ad- 
vanced by Mr. Albee, Mr. Murdoch, Mr. 
Beck, and Mr. Loew, and in arranging 
for the payments to be made in this way, 
thereby waiting another three months 
. for the money that they have advanced 
to save everybody in the show business 
from disaster, they are showing the 
entire theatrical world that this is the 
first real managers association backed 
not only with brains and hard work, 
but with plenty of money and not con- 
versation. - ' 
VAUDEVILLH MANAGERS PRO- 
TECTIVE ASB'N, INC. 

PAT CASEY." 
In a page advertisement appearing. In 
"Variety". Issue of October 3 J. 1916 
(Com. Ex. 18) there appears this state- 
ment. 

•"WATCH THE BILLS. 
Tou wfll see the White Rats' names 
disappear shortly. 

DO NOT DECEIVE YOURSELF INTO 
THTNKINO WE DO NOT KNOW WHO 
ARE AND WHO ARE NOT WHITE 
BATS AND WE WIL L KNOW WHO 

FAY THEIR DUES. 
- "We advise you not to forget that we 
have a friendly working agree m ent and 
understanding with the National Vaude- 
ville Artists, which has enough members 
at present to ieep every known vaude- 
ville house in America open, and we pro- 
prose to give the members of that organi- 
zation the preference In booking. WHEN 
YOU CAN SHOW A N.V.A CARD IT 
-WILL -MEAN -SOMETHING. - .._, ... • 
. Vaudeville Managers Protective 
Association." 
In 'Variety" Issue of November 10, 
1916 (Com. Ex.16) there appeared the 
following i n a p age adv ertise ment: 
"WHO'S BLUFFING . 
Now. are you convinced that the man- 
agers do know who pay their dues, and 
that they meant what they said re- 
gardless of the White Bat's Hot Air 
Association that it was a secret? 
Those few White Bats who have not 
yet received their cancellation ; must 
not feel slighted. 

The managers are merely re-arranging 
their bills to meet the conditions and 
the balance will be reached In a few 
.days. 

NO ACT TOO BIG TO BE CANCEL- 
LED. 

Vaudeville Managers Protective 
Association". 
Another advertisement, occupying. an 
entire page in "Variety", Issue of Octo- 
ber 19, 1917 (Com. Ex. 14) was as follows: 
"A LITTLE ADVICE 
It has been brought to the attention 
of this Association that here Is an ef- 
fort- being made to procure "dues" 
from artists by someone for himself 
or for some organization professed to 
be represented by him. 

We want to give a little advice to 
the artist. ■ If you have money to pay 
dues with, pay it to the National Vau- 
deville Artists, the only, society of 
artists recognized . by ■ the Vaudeville 
Managers* Protective Association. The 
N.VA. Is the artist's organization. 

We suggest to the artist, if he i." 

playing any theatre connected with the 

' V.M.P.A. or wishes to play In such 

theatre, that he heed thik advice, and 

become a member of the N.V.A. 

We don't believe the thinking artist 
prefers to pay dues to someone who 
wants the working act to give money 
so he won't have to work for a living 
himself. 

We don't want the artist to be a fool 
in fact, nor do we want artists with so 
little intelligence appearing in our 
theatres- . , - - 

We issue this statement as a warn- 
ing. No other notice will be given. : T o 
excuse will be accepted. 
Vaudeville Managers' Protective Aas'n 

Pat Casey, General Manager." 
In "Variety." issue October 31. 1916 
(Com. Etc. 69) there appeared an adver- 
tisement covering an entire page; bear- 
ing the name of the Vaudeville Managers 
Protective Association, in which there 
were enumerated the -lames of various 
circuits of theatres, associations, booking 
offices, and other affiliations, .and the 
claim la made In that advertisement that 
all those named therein are members of 
the V.M.P-A. It is presumed that what 
is meant was that the asssociations and 



hooking office therein named were co- 
operating with tie Y.X.P.A. and were 

allies of the VJLPJl rather than mem- 
bers of It. 

In 'Variety". Issue of " December 8, 
1916 (Com. Ex. 19) another advertise- 
ment . of the same general, character as 
Com. Ex. 69, is published over the names 
of twenty-six circuits of theatres and 
other amusement enterprises, booking 
offices' and ' -managers'' - associations, 
which names are followed by the recital 
"Members of the- Vaudeville Managers' 
Protective Association." fills advertise- 
ment, like Exhibit 69, serves the uounle 
purpose at showing some of tu-> activities 
of toe combination -as well as identifying 
some of the unites which enter into the 
make up of the combination- 
Said Exhibit 19 contains this state- 
ment; ' j. « 

"A FAIR WARNING TO ALL VAU- 
DEVILLE ARTISTS 
In view of strike rumors and for the 
benefit of all vaudeville artists, we 
deem It advisable to Issue the follow- 

lkm axe" hereby notified that should 

you refuse to appear ^ any of our 

theatreB and 'walk out' to sympathy 

with any strikes fostered by agitators 

and out-of-work pe rformers, you will 

prevent future business relations with 

the undersigned, because, you have 

broken your contracts. _ 

tea double page advertisement of the 

VM.P.A. appearing to 'Variety, Issue 

Zt : lktereh 16 1917, there appears this 

sLtemSl relative- to the strike to New 

^Several of thwart, the following 
day caued at the Loew offices and beg- 

S S ASIA tV»aS~? 
^f'^H^STlTVELY 1 '^^ 

^"granted a!tonever will 

Sp nnRTNO THE EXISTENCE OF 
Ihe ^^TOE^L^MANAGERS 
ploTECTIVE ASSOCIATION." 
Then followed a rOHMM fl*.«'»ffgg! 
of the strike In variOM cities, and con- 
cluding ,. TOUR Ftrr uRE 

The Vaudeville Managers Pr^gf 
Association, comprising the _OWHbK5 
TTMr^MANAGERS OF EVERY IM- 
P^RTANT^VAUMWILLE v HOUSE IN 
Sro nNECED -STATES, have, decided 
afte? nSchtooulht anT deliberation to 
engagTatter March 19. 1917. only the 
•Worthy artists' who are. and are 
known to be. real honest members of 
th° National Vaudeville Artists. Inc. 
While this organization exists no _ vau- 
deville artist who walks out. or has 
walked out, of any theatre operated by 
■^member of this asssoclation or 
nirkets in such theatre on an order is- 
sued for Instituted by the White Bats' 

if/^HEATRE* ^F^Ora? 

PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION. „ 

Vaudeville Managers Protective Affl n. 
As a sort of grand finale of Its adver- 
tising program, the V.M.P.A. In the issue 
of July M. 1917, of 'Variety" (Com. Ex. 
54) published the following: 

"FINAL NOTICE. 
Vaudeville and Burlesque Managers 
Attention. • 

The Vaudeville Managers Protective 
Association, whose membership now 
Includes a majority of the representative 
vaudeville and burlesque managers of 
the United States, has voted to close 
the rolls August 25th. after which date 
membership will be restricted and the 
conditions precedentt admission be 
distinctly dlfefrent. ■ 

The reasons for this action are many 

not the least of which is, .we want to 

know now WHO ARE FOB US. 
THERE IS NO MIDDLE OF THE 
ROAD. . ' 

It 1b of supreme Importance .to you 
Mr. Manager to belong to this organ- 
ization and the time for procrastina- 
tion Is passed. Don't wait until too 
late and then regret not having acted 
in time. 

The alliance between this association 
and over ' 10.000 actors composing the 
N.VA. la ' the closest type— and the 
members of the V.M.P.A- -soon realized 

.it. - " ' - ■." •" '."' :' _ . 

New houses opening for the- first 
time after August 25th are not in- 
cluded in this restriction, provided ap- 
plication for membership is made 
within forty days after opening. 

SHHRMAN WAS RIGHT; So In all 
friendliness we. urge you again. 
Fill "In and mail the - form appear- 
ing herein and DO TT NOW. This will 
be held on file pending completion of 
application and action thereon by the 
Membership Committee. 
Vaudeville Managers Protective Asa n, 
Pat Casey, General Representative, 
901 Columbia Theatre Bldg. 

New York City." 
The character of - the monopoly pos- 
sessed by the theatres -operated by 
members of the V.M.F.A and Its affilia- 
tions, is described bv the witness Fltz- 
patricf (R. 1968—1969) as follows: 



December 10. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



15 



"O. Are you generally familiar with 
the extent erf the theatres throughout 
the country that are. operated by meav- 
hers of'he V.M.P.A;? " r-^.T^.; 

A. With the "big time" theatre* 
and some of the 'small time' theatres. 

yea. ' ■'■■* jf - ■ 

Q. Where could a -variety actor so 
for employment, a vaudeville actor. If 
he did not work for houses that were 
members of the Vaudeville Managers 
Protective Association? 
A. He could not work anywhere. 
Q. Why not? 

A. Because they are all In It; that 
is all the houses which pay any money 
and have any standing and who give 
any sort of a consecutive booking. 
There are a few isolated .'small time* 
theatres that do not belong. I believe." 
The truth of this testimony is emphas- 
ized by a glance at the list of names of 
the membership, of the Board of Di- 
rectors of the VJM.P.A. (R. 60). 

"Edward F. Albee. Martin Beck. 
Clark Brown, Harry Davis, Herman 
Fehr. Mr. Shea, Walter Vincent, Harry 
Felber. William Pox, Aaron IMM, 
Mort ' Singer. Marcus Loew, Morris 
Meyerfield. Jr., Jas. H. Moore, B. 8. 
Moss, John J. Murdoch. Jos. Schenck. 
Alexander Palaces. Sylvester J. Poll. 
Frederick P. Proctor, - John Rlngllng, 
Sam A. Scrlbner and Gus Sun.!' 
PART n— THE WHITE BATBTrACTORS 
UNION. 
The White Rats* Actors Union has 
never been in good standing with the 
various associations of vaudeville man- 
ners and affiliated interests. .This U 
Illustrated by the testimony of the wit- 
ness Fogarty (R 1133) to the effect that 
immediately after his election as presi- 
dent of the White Rats" Actors Union, In 
1914 he called on the respondent, E. F. 
Albee, at his invitation. At this meet- 
ing Fogarty tried to Induce Mr. Albee to 
confer with a committee from the actors 
union to adjust . any differences that 
might arise between the actors and the 
managers and promote harmony general- 
ly in the relations of the actors with 
^rlous managers. This request -was 
denied and the statement was made by 
Mr Albee that he would meet no com- 
mittee from the White Hats Union as 
long as they were members of the Union. 
ThiB was about two years before the 
strUe at Oklahoma, the first pf the 
recent series of strikes participated In by 
the White Rats Actors Union. - 

In "Variety", .issue -of September 29, 
1916 (respondent's Exhibit 60) there was 
published a letter addressed to the presi- 
dent of the White Rats Actors Union, 
from the .Vaudeville Managers Protective 
Association, which contained the follow- 
ing significant statement: 

"Since the reorganixatlon 6f the 
White Rats Actors Union We have de- 
clined to deal with It because It is a 
trades' union, and it advocates the prin- 
ciple of the 'closed shop' We stand 

for freedom of the artist not thraldom. 
This is the sole issue between this as- 
sociation ■ and your association. . This 
issue can not be and will not be 
arbitrated ' or discussed. We absolutely 
refuse any conference with any com- 
mittee of White Rats so long as the 

White Rata bear the union stamp 

Strike or no strike we are forever 
pledged against any conference with It 
and any of its committees, so long as- 
the White Rats continue to be a labor 
union, with its policy of closed shop and 
what that backward step would mean 
to vaudeville." 

There are various other exhibits and 
incidents referred to in the testimony 
-which corroborate this and make clear 
the hostile attitude of the V.M.P.A. 
towards the White Rats Actors Union and 
the reason therefor, and we deem It un- 
necessasry to pursue the dlscusslson of 
this phase of the controversy further. 
PART m— THE NATIONAL VAUDE- 
VILLE ARTISTS. INC. 
The hostility of the V.M.P.A. to the 
White Rats- Actors Union is no better 
established than the fact that the same 
Managers Association promoted, organ- 
ized, financed. -and put in running order 
another association of actors, known as 
the National Vaudeville Artists. Inc., ana 
that the N.V.A. was the creature of the 
managers association, who have at all 
times dominated It. Is well established 
This is Illustrated by the following ex- 
tracts from exhibits and testimony: 

In an advertisement - appearing In the . 
"Billboard" issue of June 10. 1918, (Cora. 
Es. 32) authorized by the N.V.A. there 
appears this statement: ' 

"Our main' object Is to promote har- 
mony between the artist and the man- 
ager We have the absolute assurance 
of the Vaudeville Managers Protective 
Association that they will aid -us' In 
making this organization a huge suc- 
cess. Our committee conferred with a 
committee of the Vaudeville Managers 
Protective; Association, the latter con- 
sisting of, John J. Murdock. Joseph 
Schent. and B. 8. Moss...." 
« appears from the testimony of the 
witness Fogarty (R. 1148-1264) that . he 
was urged by John J. Murdock. an officer 
and director or the V.M.F.A. to become 
President of the N.V.A, Mr; Murdock 

stating: •--■» : - 

"Now. of course. Fogarty, if yon. ac- 
cepted the presidency, we want yon in 



New Tork; you could not travel any 
more. Therefore, we will have to take 
care of you In that respect." 
Which offer was declined by Mr. Fo- , 
garty who stated: 

"If I should accept any money from 
yon and being president of this organ- 
isation, you would have virtually bought . 
me. .Now. if the actors were paying me 
a salary and the actors came and said 
we want to pay you so much, that 
would be a different proposition, but 
you. as a manager, making the offer, I 
could not accept it because it would 
surely look, on the face of it, as If you 
were paying it and that must not be so. 
but I will go and take the position for 
' nothing If you will do what I say." 

The Influence of the V.M.P.A. over the 
affairs of the N.V.A. is' further Indicated 
by a circular letter sent to each member 
of the Association (Com. Ex. 13) as fol- 
lows: 
. Vaudeville Managers: Protective Asa'n ■ 
Columbia Theatre Bldg.. 
47th St. & 7th Ave., 
New ork City. 

April 30th, 1918. 
All Members:'— 

There are some members of the N.V. 
A. that, seems to thln-c they can lay 
back and let the managers do all of the 
. work and put up all of the money re- 
quired to take care of the needs of 
their organisation. 

One indication of this is the fact that 
the members are not buying tickets for 
the . benefit as they should. We know 
of several instances where members 
have asked actors td take tickets, and 
the actors have replied that they had 
already bought some, when from the re- 
cords sept we know that they had not 
done so. 

Another indication Is the fact that 
some of the artists seem. to think they 
are doing the manager a favor If they 
buy these benefit tickets. Let them get 
any such ideas out of their minds. 
This benefit, and all the other activities 
of a like nature, are for the ACTOR'S 
good, and It is up to him to support 
them and do It unequivocally and ent- 
husiastically. 

We've Just held a meeting to consider 
the proposition; some of our members 
thought It might be well to abandon 
these benefits altogether and Just make, 
an arrangement for a flat assessment of 
a week's salary on each act given a 
route and thus raise the funds the N. 
V.A. must have. 

Now, we've kept our promise, and 
they must put their shoulders to the 
wheel. 'Put it up to them in unmistak- 
able and clearly defined statements of 
what the Real facts are, and let's Iden- 
tify the dodgers. Not all of them dodge 
— but we want to know who does. 

( From now until May 12th 

please note on your blue form) weekly 
reports, opposite the name. of each act 
listed, the number. of tickets purchased 
from you; or if act claims has already 
purchased tickets, make a little note of 
the name of the town wherein he claims 
to have purchased them. We'll check 
the proposition up at this end and find 

out what's , what. 

We do not propose that we shall put 
forth the effort we have and are con- 
tinuing to. and that the beneficiaries of 
the movement Shan avoid their — plain 
duty. 

Tours very truly. 
Vaudeville Managers Protective Ass'n. 

■ Sighed. Pat Casey." 

It appears from the testimony of the 
witness Frazer (R. 1805) that the letter 
(Com. Ex. 62) which bears his signature 
should have gone out over the signature 
of E. F. Albee Instead, as it was Mr. 
Albee's letter, but by mistake his name 
was affixed to it. It was sent to all 
theatre managers doing business with the 
Boston United Booking Offices and con- 
tained the request that the managers in- 
duce the actors to Join the N.V. A., and 
assuring them that actors Joining the N. 
V.A. would be recognized by the man- 
agers first. 

From Commission's Exhibits 7, 8. and 
9, It appears that in weekly reports re- 
quired by the V.M.P.A. from Its members, 
they were required to state whether the 
performers appearing in the various 
theatres operated by the members were 
members of the N.V.A. 

It appears from the testimony of the 
Manager of the V.M.P.A. (R. 68) that late 
In 1916 he had prepared a rubber stamp 
for use on printed contracts with actors 
appearing In . the various theatres oper- 
ated by members of the Association, so 
that there might be stamped on the 
margin or In the body of th« contracts 
thereafter Issued to actors who might be 
engageu to appear In such member- 
theatres, the following provision: 

The Artist warrants and agrees that 
be and the members of his acta are 
members of the National Vaudeville 
Artists, Inc. in good standing, and that 
they are not nor are any of them mem- 
bers of the White Rats Actors Union, 
or Associated Actresses of America, and 
in the event that this warranty or re- 
presentation shall be found untrue, the 
manager may forthwith cancel this 
agreement, without any liability to the 
artist whatsoever." " 

The witness further testified that one 
nf these stamps was sent to each booking 
office. For forms of contracts issued to 



actors for appearances in theatres operat- 
ed by members of the association, con- 
taining the provision stamped In* with the 
rubber stamp, see Commission's Exhibits 
10. 66, and 87. Afterwards some of the 
booking offices had the provision printed 
in the body of the contracts Issued by 
them. (See Com. Ex. 76-77). Other book- 
ing offices put In contracts Issued by 
them (Com. Ex. 78-79) a modified clause 
which reads as follows: 

"The artist warrants that he Is a 
member of the National Vaudeville 
Artists, Inc., in good standing, and If 
he is not the manager may cancel the 
contract forthwith." 
Contracts containing the provision were 
issued as late as September. 1918. (Com. 
Ex. 79). 

PART IV— UNITED BOOKING OFFICES 
Since the complaint herein was Issued 
the corporate name of the respondent. 
United Booking Offices, has been changed 
to "B. F. Keith Vaudeville Exchange". 
This corporation is licensed under the 
laws of New York, as a theatrical em- 
ployment agency. It was organized by 
and has always been under the control of 
what has been known as the B. EL Keith 
Interests. Its chief executive officers 
have been and are. directors in the V.M 
P.A. Through it is booked all of the 
theatres east of Chicago in which "big 
time" vaudeville is played. The only 
other theatres In this classification are 
those of ■ the -Orpheum Circuit, -which are 
booked In conjunction with those booked 
by the B. P. Keith Vaudeville Exchange 
from; the same suit of offices. It has a 
complete monopoly in its field, east of 
Chicago, of "big time" vaudeville, and Is- 
sues booking franchises to various 
theatres in its field; that la to say. If a 
new theatre is built for "big time" vau- 
deville performers, its manager finds that 
It is Impossible to get performers to ap- 
pear In the theatre except by the consent 
of the B F., Keith Vaudeville Exchange, 
for high class performers will not appear 
in a theatre which is in opposition to 
the theatres in the Keith and Orpheum 
Circuits and Its affiliated theatres. This 
condition is described In the testimony 

of the Witness Fltzpatrtck (R. 2277-2278). 
as follows: 

"A. For instance. In a certain town 
there Is a "big time" vaudeville theatre 
booked by the United Booking Offices 
or the Orpheum Circuit. Now it is Im- 
possible for any other man to go in that 
town and start a theatre and book "big 
time" after this because he has opposi- 
tion and he cannot get the acts, and if 
he can not get the acts he goes out of 
business. This is the situation in a nut- 
shell. In order to have competition you 
have to have acts and the man who 
controls the acts controls the situation." 
This condition Is the result of the mo- 
nopoly possessed by these circuits. The 
manager of a new theatre Is thus com- 
pelled to rely on the respondent for furn- 
ishing performers to appear in such 
theatre. When arrangements are made 
for this service the respondent then is- 
sues to such theatre a franchalse (Com. 
Ex. 40 — 41) which obligates the manager 
to present no attraction In such theatre 
except such as may be booked by re- 
spondent, and to retain from the salary 
of the performers the commission due the 
respondent and pay same over to it 
Among other provisions In these fran'ch- 
aisea is the following: 

"(6) Except as above provided, the 
manager agrees not to be or become 
interested, directly or indirectly, as a 
stockholder or otherwise, in the owner- 
ship, operation or management of any 
vaudeville theatre In any city or place 
where there shall be a theatre or other 
place of amusement for which the book- 
ing offices may have contracted to do 
the booking: but If said manager so 
acquire or become Interested in any 
theatre not within the above prohibition 
which he wishes to conduct as a vaude- 
ville theatre then it is distinctly under- 
stood and agreed that the vaudeville 
attractions for such theatre shall be 
booked therefor only by the booking of- 
fices upon the same terms and condi- 
tions in an respects as herein set forth, 
and said manager agrees in such event 
not to procure vaudeville attractions for 
such theatre from any other agency." 
When It Is able to do so the U.B.O. re- 
quires the theatre booking attractions 
through it, to pay In addition to the S 
per cent of the performers salaries, a book- 
ing fee. running from 86.00 to 3100 per 
week (R 837). and in the case of the 81st 
Street Theatre, New York City. 8230.77 per 
week, (R. 842). Certain theatres are not 
required to pay this booking fee. among 
which are the theatres of the Keith Cir- 
cuit. Proctor's Circuit. Poll's Circuit, and 
a number of theatres not members of the 
large circuits. (R. 839-842). 

The U.BO. provides a place where va- 
rious theatre managers who are members 
Of the V.M.P.A. meet on Tuesday and 
Wednesdays of each week to engage per- 
formers for their respective theatres and 
fbr salaries for the various acts to be 
employed by them. These meetings are 
presided over by 8. K. Hodgdon, the book- 
ing manager of the U.BO. and are de- 
scribed In the testimony of the witnesses 
Henessey. manager of a department of 
the U.BO (R. 931-938); Weber, a repre- 
sentative of acts (R. 1100-1104; 1116-1120): 
and Schanbenrer. a theatre manager (R. 
2918-2920). The procedure In the case of 



performers who are not represented b? 

personai repr esen tatives la illustrated *sj> 

the following extract from the testlmeanr 

of the witness Bchanberger. {R tfli- 

3820): 

. "Q- Now, reverting to this moeUna- 

in which you discussed the merits of 

actors and how much they ware « 

I understood you to say that soma 

Mr. Hodgdon presented letters iross 

actors seeking employment or time aa It 

Is called in the vaudeville industry. 

That Is true. Isn't it? 

^A. That la the usual procedure, yes. 

Q. It Is of course where the actor b» 
not represented by a personal repress*). 
taVt? *° a * ent ' **■* ttat ■ true. 

A. That Is true. 

~9~ » £*** "o* te *■»** handled, woatt 
you ten us a little more la detain 

.~— TJL° ,etter . ta read »o the man- 
agers, wv are all assembled all around 
the same as we are here. , " 

Q. Sort of a round table? 

ask^l 7™™'?*" te "*"* * n<l opinion ta 
?S^SriT om , tn * Managers; and the man 
trom Buffalo may say that -I saw tK 
act and I donTfite the act.' And^e 

Sfw^Sul. f? the act last night 
and I would not have it in my theatr. • 

?^gooract^ d aaw^rS«^ 
IS t"o UC have n TS SAS W 

£M'rts c,ues w™s 

so|. mS t hn B w J YSk ht ma^wa„t b !? 
SStf? ind-then^Sd. 
hTiha? 1 £*JL5 tn0 » three~ou££ 
workYoutr' * y " tem ' and K ~T& 

.•.■^T ?*"• we c * n hook that act In is. 
rfa »>ma ss and the others can foItaS 
In behind or move It aroun<L ouow 

they £%?** have to take ■» "*- 
A. Yes. 

—?*. How d0 the three houses agree 
what you are going to pay for thatact' 

.,£:.. J fSf tl3r *£. the demand for the 
S2°Tt. Th ? "J* wul mace a demand 
for the act. stipulate a sum, say 8600 
We may say that the act Is worth «£» 
Kil We ^P « ive " 'or It. MrT Shea 
will say I do not think the act is worth 
more that 3400 for my business. I mX 
•ay It Is not worth Tmore tnaTlMo^foi 
5XiEl lpo "?' 1S d th«n we t>7 togVt t£ 
gether and offer a compromls^rats" 
»ay we will offer it 3400 or 34S0for tb- 
SSL'S! M , r -.J 3hea wUI take it. I wm 
wUl'take it ^ " an ,r ° m ™WH-UlB 
Q At 8460 as the price that has bean 
?5r? ed „ ul T? n between you gentlemen 
'of n?° U e and you mm offer that 
_ A. After discussion we generally 
agree or reach a compromise as to U» 
price. ^^ 

~.'!5.t* roce<,ure at *9" Meetings where 
performers arc represented by personal 
representatives is Illustrated by the fol- 
lowing extract from the testimony of th* 
witness Weber (R 1H6-1120): 

A. Well, here Is a routine of th* 
meetings. As a rule each week ths» 
was the routine more or less Mr Shea 
of Buffalo, who owns Buffalo and To- 
ronto. Mr. ShaUenberger. who repre- 
sents the Kernan interests or Balti- 
more, Mr. Lovlngberg, who represents 
the interests of Providence and Mr. 
Larson of Boston. Mr. Jordan of Phila- 
delphia. Mr. Harris of Pittsburgh— re- 
member not always are these men an 
were, they vary one man or another, 
but as a rule most of them are th er e . 
Mr. Eddie Darling, who represents New 
York theatres and Mr. E. M. Robinson, 
who represents some New York theatres 
and Mr. Hodgdon sits at the head Of 
the table with his secretary. That hi 
about the routine of the managers' 
meeting each and every weec 

Q. They sit at a large table? 

a. Yes, sir. 

Q. And at which Mr. S. K. Hodgdon 
presides? 

Q. -With his secretary, taking th* 
minutes of the meeting. 

Q. Then what occurs? 

A. They bring up the different new 
acts that come along— new business and 
new acts — and discuss them aa to 
whether or not they want to use them. 

Q- Now, if they want to discuss aa 
act In which you are Interested, do 
they call you in? 

A. No: I go there. I must asek them. 
They never seek me. That Is my busi- 
ness. 

Q. Then what do you do? 

a. I go there and repre se nt what 
material I may have or what has come 
up during the week. Some times there 
IS unfinished business left over, and 
maybe tbey have made an offer for aa 
act that IS not satisfactory to the artist 
or to myself, and I go hack there anal 

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THE. NEW YO-RKICJLIPPER: 



- Decemb 



er 1,0;.19I9 





FRENCH SOCIETY SUED 

FOR A HALF MILLION 



Thrwj Suit* Filed Agaitut Musical 
Organisation in Which D«mi|u 
Amounting to $555,683 Are Asfcad 

Three suits at law in which damages 
aggregating $555,683 are asked hare 
been filed against the Societe des Au- 
teurs, Composers et Editenrs de Mu- 
sique, the famous French organization 
Which collects a performing rights fee 
for the public performance of the com- 
position* of its members. 

The American Society of Authors, 
Composers "and Publishers of New 
York, an organization patterned along 
the lines of the French society, Is the 
plaintiff in one of the actions and asks 
for $500,000. In its complaint the 
American society alleges that a con- 
tract was made with the French con- 
cern on July 20, 1910, whereby Ovide 
Robillard was to act as its agent here. 
Originally the contract was for fire 
years, so the complaint alleges, bat a 
clause in it provided that it should run 
for fire years more at the termination 
of the original period, if notice in writ- 
ing was not given of its cancellation. 

Under the terms of the contract the 
complaint goes on to say Robillard 
was to receive 50 per cent of all money 
collected by him under the agency con- 
tract. Later, it is alleged, an addition- 
al contract substituted the Society of 
Authors and Composers as agent in- 
stead of Mr. Robillard. 
" The French Society, so It Is alleged, 
violated its contracts by appointing 
Oscar Osso its agent here and the 
$500,000 asked for in the suit is to 
cover the damages said to have been 
sustained by the plaintiff. 

Ovlde Robillard, is the plaintiff In 
the second action, alleging that he ren- 
dered professional services Jto the de- 
fendant in legal actions of the rata* 
of 850,000, and that he expended $5- 
000 in its behalf bringing the total 
amount demanded tip to $55,000. 

House, Grossman and Vorhaus, the 
attorneys have brought the third ac- 
tion against the French society and 
demand $683. as an unpaid balance for 
legal services alleged to have been ren- 
dered the defendant. 

The French 'society, which has been 
In existence for many years is a big 
factor in foreign musical circles. It 
has collected enormous sums of money 
for its members and is one of the most 
powerful ' organizations of the sort In 
the entire world During the year pri- 
or to the war it collected in France 
alone the sum of $1,000,000 for its 
members. - The American organization, 
but a few years "old and by no means 
complete In so far as its list of mem- 
bers Is concerned, expects to become 
even more powerful financially than 
the French, society. 



MAXWELL HAS NEW SONC 

Joe Maxwell, the theatrical manager 
and agent, has completed a new song 
called "Love. Is the King of the .World" 
The song has been shown to a number 
of singing artists who have been so 
enthusiastic over it that its reputation 
has reached a couple of the big pub- 
lishers and some spirited bidding for 
the publishing rights is now going 



MEYER WITH THE REMICK CO. 

George W. Meyer, the songwriter, 
recently with Leo Feist, InC has 
signed to write for Jerome H. Remlck 
* Co. 



GILBERT OUT OF LUCK 

Wolfe Gilbert is out of luck in so 
far as accident insurance is concerned. 
Wolfe for years carried a good sized 
policy, but last month while checking 
up the matter discovered that he had 
been carrying accident policies for 
over fifteen years* and never in that 
time bad he as much as slipped on the 
pavement - or wrenched his ankle on 
the rail. He thereupon cancelled the 
policies believing himself 'mmim* in 
so far as accidents axe concerned. 

The next day he was slammed Into 
an automobile accident which bruised 
him from head to foot and broke a rib 
besides. 



FLYNN AT THE RACES 

Jimmy Flynn was a big hit all last 
week at the six day bicycle race where 
he scored a hit all through the week 
singing "My Baby's Arms" and "I Know 
What It means To Be Lonesome." 



BELCHER WILL INVALID 

The will of the late Frederick E. 
Belcher, who died on September 11th, 
has been declared invalid by Surrogate 
Fowler, for the reason that while it 
was executed in the handwriting of the 
deceased and signed by him, it bore the 
signature "of but one witness, Joe Keit. 

The will was offered for probate by 
Mrs. Belcher who by its terms inherited 
the entire estate, no bequest having 
been made in it to Marine Belcher, a 
daughter by a former wife. As she 
was a minor, the court appointed Ol- 
iver B. Goldsmith, her guardian, who 
brought the proceedings to nullify the 
will. Surrogate Fowler in his decision 
said, "The decedent's estate law pro- 
vides that at least two attesting wit-/ 
neases are necessary to the valid exe- 
cution of a will in this state, and the 
alleged will of this decedent, is there- 
fore denied probate." 

The decision leaves the Belcher es- 
tate as though he had died intestate 
and the daughter will therefore re- 
ceive a share of his property. 



WESLYN IN SAN FRANCISCO 

Louis Weslyn of the New York office 
of the Daniels & Wilson Co., is on his 
way to San Francisco where he will 
make his headquarters at the home 
office of the ' company, for the next 
three months. Milt Hagen has been 
called from the Frisco office to take 
charge of the New York branch. 



RUSSAK IS PROF. MANAGER 

' Bob Russak is now professional 
manager for the - Jack Mills, Inc., 
music house In addition to his pro- 
fessional duties, Russak Is writing 
songs and has recently completed a 
comedy number with Harry Pease and 
Eddie Nelson, called "Yon Ought to 
See Her Now." 



KORNHEISER IN CHICAGO «■ 
Phil. Kornheiser, professional man- 
ager of the Leo Feist, Inc., music 
house, is in Chicago for the next ten 
days. 



HARRIS HAS NOVELTY 

In 'Beautiful Nights," Chas. K. 
Harris has a novelty waltz song which 
has caught the public fancy. The 
orchestras In all the leading theatres 
including the Blvoli, the Strand and 
Riaito are playing- it -and it Is being 
recorded by the leading phonograph 
and roll - companies. ' Such nin g in g 
artists as Lillian Herleln, Ida Brooks 
Hunt, Both Boye and others are 
featuring it and it bids fair to be- 
come a big success. 



TEN CENT SONGS HIT 

BY THE STANDARDS 

High Priced Number* Outselling the 

Popular or Cheap Songs by 

Big Percentage 

The big changes which since the 
war have occured in scores of indus- 
tries and which have in many in- 
stances compelled a .-complete read- 
justment of methods, seem to apply to 
music publishing in .a' most peculiar 
manner. With the. enormous increase 
in the price of all necessities it is but 
natural to suppose that the public 
would welcome the. chance to save 
money When buying musical composi- 
tions and with no definite object of 
purchase in mind would buy well of 
the popular or ten cents publications. 
Just the contrary is the report of a 
half a dozen of the leading publishers 
who issue both the popular numbers 
which retail at ten cents and the 
standard or high prices songs which 
sell at from thirty cents upward. For 
some unexplainable reason the public 
seems to have turned in great numbers 
to the high priced songs and publishers 
looking over their daily orders have 
for weeks been amazed to note that 
their high priced publications outsold 
the popular numbers by a ratio of 
three to two and in some instances 
even greater. 

This condition is Indeed difficult to 
explain for when all is said and done 
a song hit Is a song hit irrespectively 
of what price it is marked and in the 
popular catalogues it is an admitted 
fact that the difference in musical 
merit of a standard' or ten cent num- 
ber is Indeed slight So slight la" it 
that instances where- ten cent numbers 
have been lifted over night into the 
standard catalogue are common. 

The Introduction of the high priced 
song In the popular trade was the re- 
sult of the continual increase in pro- 
duction cost, an increase which during 
the past few months has been so great 
that publishers will frankly state that 
it is impossible to continue in the 
business and publish the ten cent num- 
bers exclusively. One or two publish- 
ers a few months ago selected a few 
songs and marked them at the high 
price. Their success was so pronounced 
that others followed until today 
nearly every house Is represented by 
several of these numbers. The sales 
of many were exceptional from the 
first but during the past few months 
the complete turn in their favor seems 
to have been made. One of the big 
publishers in looking over a general 
order slip one day last week . was 
amazed to note that in a twenty-five 
thousand copy order but ten per cent 
were o ftbe popular, or ten cent type 
and less than a year ago this same 
publisher did not have a high priced 
number in his catalogue. 

Whether the present condition Is 
due to the fact that the general buy- 
ing public has so much money that it 
wants to make a display even In the 
purchase of its music or whther it has 
been led to" believe that the high priced 
songs are always the best is hard to 
determine. The facts of the case are 
that just at present the high priced 
iong has the call. - • •• ■ 



"CHEATER" SONG READY 
Wolfe Gilbert's new song "That 
Beloved Cheater of Mine," written by 
Mr. Gilbert and Edna Williams and 
based on the new Robertson-Cole 
photo play feature, is ready. 



COHEN CO. TO CONTINUE 

The business of the Meyer Cohen 
Music I'ubl. Co. is to be continued 
with William Suites, vice-president of 
the corporation in charge. - Mr. Suffes 
has been In the music business for 
many years having been connected 
with the Chas. K. Harris Co. prior to 
joining the Cohen company. 

MEETING CALLED. OFF 

The meeting of the members of the 
Music Publishers' Protective Associa- 
tion called for Wednesday night was 
called off and the matter which was 
to be discussed will probably be taken 
up at some other time Mjaw some 
new move' in cbnection with the music 
roil end of the business removes the 
desire for the conference. 
. The demand for music rolls of 
the popular publications Is so great 
at present that the music roll Industry 
has become one of the hig ends of- the 
music business. The word roll depart-' 
ment in particular is most important 
and carrying with it the big royalties 
which greatly exceed the usual mech- 
anical reproduction. 



FEIST HAS THREE SHOWS 

With the ' opening of "Monsieur 
Beaucaire" at the New Amsterdam 
theatre tomorrow (Thursday) night 
Leo Feist, Inc., will have three musical 
shows in New York. "Irene" at the 
Vanderbilt is an outstanding hit which 
will undoubtedly - last the season, 
"Linger Longer Letty" is doing a fine 
business at the Fulton and if English 
critics and audiences are any criterion 
"Beaucaire" will 'be one of the best 
shows -New. York has seen in many 
seasons.' -•-. 



JUBILEE-FOUR SCORES 

The Exposition Jubilee Four at the 
Eighty-first Street theatre had things 
all their own way this week and scored 
one of the big outstanding hits of tlio 
bill. The act . is smart, well dressed 
and best of an the men possess line 
voices which they handle with ess* 
aud style. Their repertoire is excel- 
lent and they won much applause with 
several well selected popular numbers. 

"CAROLINA SUNSHINE" LEADS 

"Carolina Sunshine" continues to 
lead the Harry Von Tilzer catalogue 
in sales and is one of the season's big- 
bits. The number is a big success with 
singers; orchestras, on the piano rolls 
and phonographs. 



ARTMUSIC SELLS SONG 

The song "When You're Alone," one 
of the publications, of the Artmusic, 
Inc., publishing house, has been sold 
to the Broadway Music Corp. The 
song, which is in considerable demand 
among the vaudeville singers, Is believ- 
ed to have a much better chance for 
big popularization in the catalogue of 
the Broadway which specializes in pop- 
ular songs, than in the Artmusic which 
has adopted a policy of handling only 
songs of a classical or semi-classical 
nature. 



NEW MUSIC HOUSE FORMED 
The Great Western Song Publishers 
is the name of a sew publishing house' 
which has opened offices in Lincoln, 
Neb The first song release of the new 
concern is "I'm A Lonesome Boy From 
Loveland." 

.'The new company has a number of 
other ballad and novelty numbers in 
preparation which it expects to put 
on the market shortly. 



December 10. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



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TROUBLE HOLDS UP 
ML MORRIS 




HOUSE NOT TURNED OVER 



The Mt. Morris Theatre in New- 
York did not open Mondoy. Jack 
Reid's "Record Breakers" was to bare 
played there this week bnt instead, 
have booked in some one-nighters be- 
tween Philadelphia and Wilkes-Barre. 

The Mt. Morris is owned by the 
Ancient Order of Hibernians, who 
made arangements to turn it over to 
a stock company controlled by a num- 
ber' of burlesque managers and owners 
on Dec 1. This company in turn 
leased the house to the American 
Burlesque Association, who were to 
open the house this week. 

Some trouble between the owners 
and the present lessee is the cause 
for the house not being turned over 
to the American Circuit, bnt it was 
stated at the office of the Circuit Mon- 
day- that, in all propability the matter 
would be all straightened out by 
Wednesday of this week and that the 
house would open Monday with the 
"French Frolics." If not it will surely 
open on the 22nd, the week following. 
George Peck will manage the house. 



WIRE BOOSTING OUTDOOR SHOW 

Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 4.— Sydney 
Wire has closed with the World of 
Home Shows and is promoting a big 
out door show to open in January. 
He now has Ous Hornbrook's 
Cheyenne Days and Wild West Show, 
also the Rhoda Royal Circus. 



DID A SUNDAY SHOW 

Worcester, .Mass., Dec 4, — George 
B.Toadhurst, the "dancing dope," and 
Vera Henniei, soubrette of the "Grown 
Up Babies," put on a singing and 
talking act for Sunday, Nov. 30, at 
Westfield, a short Jump from Spring* 
field and on the way to this city, 
where they opened with their show 

Monday. 

FOX BECOMES MANAGER 

Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec 8. — Harry C. 
Fox took over the management of the 
Victoria Theatre, this city, today, and 
is playing the attractions of the 
American Burlesque Circuit. He re- 
lieved M. T. Middleton.who resigned. 
Fox has been the treasurer of the 
house for the past two years. 



DANCING IN "HITCHY-KOO" 

Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 4.— Nan Send- 
all, wo recently closed with Jack 
Reid's ; "Record Breakers," is .now do- 
ing a dancing specialty with Raymond 
Hitchcock's "Hitcby Xoo." ■ ~ 



TO JOIN FLORIDA STOCK 

John Black and Sue Milford left 
New • York Monday for Jacksonville, 
Fla., where they will open in stock 
burlesque next Monday. Black will 
produce and work in, the • show .and 
Miss Milford, who dosed at the Na- 
tional Winter Garden last Saturday, 
will .be the soubrette V'/_ 

'EDDIE GERARD CLOSES 

Eddie Gerard closed witb the Dave 

Marion Show in Cincinnati. He baa 
accepted something outside Of bur-, 
leaqneii"-' ' 



KITTY MADISON JOINS 

Kitty Madison, who recently closed 
with the "Girls de Looks," opened with, 
William S. Campbell's "Rose SydeU 
London Belles" in Newburgb this 
week, replacing ; Hazel Hargis. Ike 
Weber booked her. . 



HERK IN CHICAGO 
I. H. Herk, president of the Ameri- 
can Burlesque Circuit, has . left New 
York Sunday for Chicago. He will 
return the latter part of the week. 



BURLESQUE FOR 
SOUTH AMERICA 
IS 




OPERATE ON GEO. REYNOLDS 

George eRynolds, former "straight" 
man in burlesque, is confined at the 
Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Brook- 
lyn, where he was operated on three 
weeks ago for gall stones. 



LEADS GRAND MARCH 

Kewask, N. J., Dec. 5. — Billy Har- 
ris, of the "Broadway Belles," led the 
Grand March last night of the Motion 
Picture Machine Operators sixth an- 
nual ball, at the Krueger Auditorium 
along with Montague Love and June 
Elvidge. The hall was crowded to 
capacity and the affair was a success. 



PROVIDENCE HOUSE OPENS 

Providence, R. I., Dec 8. — The 
Empire Theatre opened here today \ 
with Gallagher and Bernstein's 
"Bathing Beauties." -This was former- 
ly the Westminster and is playing the 
attractions of the American Burlesque 
Circuit. 



BUTLER GOES WITH RED) 

Jack Reid has engaged W. (Skeets) 
Butler as his agent to do the advance 
work for his "Record Breakers." 



HOYT TO REPLACE ROSE 

Newbdboh, N. Y., Dec. 8. — Leo Hoyt 
will open with the Rose . Sydell Lon- 
don Belles Saturday In Poughkeepsie, 
working opposite Chester Nelson. He 
replaces Lew Rose. 



SEQUIN MAY TAKE IT THERE 

'Reports Unit shows playing the Co- 
lumbia and. mAerican wheel will have 
an opportunity to play South America 
were heard along Broadway this week. 
It is rumored that Charles Seguin, the 
South American producer who is now 
on his way to New mark, plans to run 
'Summer burlesque in a number of bis 
h tea tree. 

Seguin, in the last few years, has 
been playing an ever increasing number 
of vaudeville acts in South America be- 
cause he has found tbat his audiences 
enjoy American music and dancing. It 
is said that he thinks that burlesque 
could be snccesssful because it would 
give these elements to the audience on 
a larger scale. 

Seguin is the head of the South Ame- 
rican Tour, Ltd. Besides owning some 
fifteen vaudeville hoiuses • in South 
America, It also owns and controls the 
following opera houses: The TJrgenza 
in Montevidio, the Municipal' in Rio de 
Janeiro, and the Coliseo,' the; Opera and 
the Odeon in Buenos Ay res. ' It 1b these 
houses that would most probably be 
used for hurlesque productions. 

The salary of American 'performers 
in South America is the same as in 
America. : - r - 



PATTON'S WIDOW APPOINTED 
Buffalo, N. Y., Dec 8. — Hope B. 
Pat ton has been appointed press agent 
and assistant treasurer of the Gayety 
Theatre, this city.— She is the widow 
of the late Ricbar J'atton, former 
manager of the house. 



HARMS GOING TO FLORIDA 

Billy Harms, of the Empire Theatre, 
Hoboken, will leave New Tork Christ- 
mas Day for Jacksonville. 



FRANK ELDREDGE HURT 

Frank Eldredge Sr., the theatrical 
printer, of Brooklyn, is confined to a 
private room in the Swedish hospital, 
as a result of an accident which oc- 
cUred Thankgivings Night at Ballston 
Lake, N; Y. 

El dredge was visiting friends and, 
while making a call in the evening 
and walking along the road, slipped 
on some ice and fell, breaking a bone 
in his knee. He was removed to bis 
home in Brooklyn and, biter, to the 
hospital. Frank Eldredge Jr. is hand- 
ling the business during his father's 

absence. 

MINSKY SIGNS MAY BELLE 
'- May Belle, who recently closed with 
Tom Coyne's show on the National Bur- 
lesque Circuit, opened at the National 
Winter Garden Monday. 



"RAGS" MURPHY CLOSING 

Cleveland Ohio, . Dec 6.— Frank 
"Rags" Murphy has given in his notice 
to close with the "Cracker Jacks" In 
Detroit next week. 



CLUB HOLDS BIG RECEPTION 

Everyone of any importance in bur- 
lesque within an hour's ride of. New 
York attended the house warming of 
the Burlesque Club last Saturday, night 
in the neh club romms. Some were .un- 
able to get in so filled- wasi the .build- 

ing. . - i 

The- Entertainment committee, com- 
posed of Messrs. ahn, Cooper and 
Roehm, handled the show end of the 
programm well, as did the. Reception 
committee the refreshments. ! The show 
started with Ravona, a magican and 
Stewart and QUuigley, a musical act, 
followed The entire B; F..ahn Stock 
Company was next Kahn sent the 
whole company up from his theatre 
after the show in taxis and they ap- 
peared in costumes. The principals 
offered four of the oldest bits in bur- 
lesque, and the chorus of twjenty girls, 
led by the principals offered' four num- 
bers. The first number which included 
Babe Quinn and the chorus,: went over 
for a number of encores. Helen Adair,- 
Grace Seymour and Norma- Bell were 
very successful with their, numbers. 
The principals to appear were Joe Hose, 
(Harry Koler. Brad Sutton. Eugene 
West, Miss Lorraine, Noma Bell; Helen 
Adair and Grace Seymour. Hanley and 
Sbeehan, of the "Beauty Trust" and 
"The Three Rounders" of j the same 
show, were next *nd scored In tbe-spe- 
cialties they ofefred. There were many 

others ready, to so on also. 

* A fine cold, lunch was then served ; 
and there was punch to quench the 
thirst of all. Dancing followed In the 
reception room. 

The music for both the show and the 
dancing was furnished by the Union 
Square Theatre Orchestra. . 



'BON TONS," IS A 

STRONG SHOW IN 

ALL ITS PARTS 






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This season's "Bon Ton" la the best 
show we have seen .under this title 
since the days when Bert Baker and 
Bate La Tour were . tou r ing- the cir- 
cuit a few years back witb It, Its a 
corking good laughing show, and a i 
beautiful scenic and costumed pro- 
duction, .with pretty melodies, its a 
show that audiences will always like 

Geo. Douglass and John Barry are 
the comedians, both doing tramp char- 
acter. The former is an acrobatic, 
dancing tramp, who has made a sue- . 
cess as a comedian; 

Barry baa Improved greatly since 
last Benson. He la more amusing now. 
He seems to get Mb ? *tnfr" over better. 

Harry J. O'Neal repeated bis success 
of last season, as a "straight'^ .' 

Micky Feeley is doing several com- 
edy characters and does well. . He 
stopped the show Monday afternoon, 
when he did his tumbling act in a neat 
fitting business suit His head spins 
and diving somersaults are done in bis 
old time style, and took the bouse. 

Jack Stronse works straight in the 
first part of the show and doe* ah 
Italian character in bis specialty. Ed. 
Simmons is in several bits, doing 
nicely. 

Lucille Rogers acquitted herself very 
nicely in the prima donna role. She 
has a voice tbat is both pleasing and 
powerful. She takes her high notes 
witb perfect ease. This lady displayed 
some really beautiful gowns and wore 
them well. The audience liked bar at 
this bouses 

Jean De Lisle, a fine looking ingenue 
prima donna, sang in blithesome 
fashion. She haa a good' votes and 
used It well in her numbers. Mies De 
Lisle can read lines nicely, and also 
displayed -pretty dresses. 

Babe' Burnett, an acrobat! tc dancing - 
soubrette, put her numbers over very 
.well. She is a shapely little blonde, 
who does splits cartwheels and .kicks 
high when doing her numbers,-. Her 
wardrob is neat and attractive. 

Miss Rogers, in a singing specialty, 
offered a number most successfully. 

Considerable comedy developed in a 
specialty in one, offered by Douglas, 
Barry, O'Neal and Feeley. The "at-. 
tention" part of the specialty was 
tig laugh and the boys who served 
during the war could appreciate it .out 
front The entire specialty pleased. 
Both these boys are funny j and thej 
never seem .to tire taking "bnmps" 
when necessary and, in fact, go to all 
extremes for clean fun. They scored 
a big; bit 

The burlesque operatic bit was liked, 
as offered by Barry, Douglas, O'Neal, . 
Stronse and the Misses Rogers and De 
Lisle. 

Strouse's Italian specialty, with 
Douglas and Barry asiating Mm was 
amusing. But it could be cut down 
a few minutes. 

Miss Rogers vampire number was 
well done She was asstetad by eight - 
-of- the girls in the -chorus. She was - 
also well made up for the part. 
_TAe musical and singing specialty 
offered by Douglass,. Barry and: 
Stronse, went over nicely. . Douglass ■ 
and barry played ukeleles and Stronse ; 
the violin. 

"The Bon Tons" Is a good comedy 
show, witb a fine caiit of principals of 
many different types. Its a good .en- 
it and proved thorongtfr 
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December 10. 1919 



Jack Mahonevs 



About five years ago Jack Mahoney and Percy Wenrich wrote "Tulip and the Rose", the 
offering Mr. Mahoney's new march song and if our judgement means anything, we feel sure' 



if you do not 
play yourself 



ask the 



pianist of the 
theatre you 
are working 




let us know 



your key and 



we will send 



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When %u Write, Sweet Marie, 



Send Your Heart To Me 



Marcia moderato 



Words Sod Music by 
JACK MAHONEY 



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I have just re - ceived joor lov-ing let - ter, sweet Mar-ie, - By tfe' ,; r ' 
I an sav-ing all the -fct-ters that yoa write to iae N I hive -"• 




f' F J JUU r J-J» i r t / (fir ii i | , »i i | . B" i i | iw ^ 

cross-es I can see, it was scale d with fave for me; And in re-ply its true mat I don 



themwhere none can see, in my own loveMib-ra - ry ; 



re-ply it* true that I don't 
I miss yoo so where e'er I go, for 




know just how to start, Bat HI ssy this: en- closed yoofifiad iny hearty. 

yoa my heart still .pines. Oh, dear- te, can't jon -read be-jfween the lines?. 



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world of love and kiss-es, too, I send,_ And hereto the fit-tie rjost-scriptat the end:. 
close each let-ter with a food good- by, Bat when yoa say hel-Iooo more III sigh. 




Jimme 

Prof" 1 



OPPOSITE PALACE THEATRE 
STAGE ENTRANCE 



GEO. A. F R IE 

165 West 47th St. MUSIC PUE 



December 10. J9I9 



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atest March Song 



it march song ever published. Several million copies were sold. On these pages 
»u are going to help us maUe "SWEET MARIE" just as big a hit as "Tulip and the 



we are 
the Rose" 



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seal it with yoar lips so ' true j 



Sowbenyoawrite,sweetMar-ie, send yoar heart to 




me, fk sending my heart to 700 



When you yon 




MAN, 1 

S.H.ERS 



Orchestra Leaders — 



and we will 

send you an 

ore he s t r a t ion 



"SWEET MARIE'* 
arranged for 

one-step. Our 
publications 



anywhere 

without 

payment of 

any fee or 

license. 



New York City 



JIM Ml EI McHUGH, 

Professional Manager 



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December 10. 1919 



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s baS^Sefe-eiigagofttiy Eay'WatKer to»- 
Elsic Mains' new act 

GILBERT GREGORY is seriously in 
.at the Presbyterian. .Hospital, ..New. 
York.. His son Is being looked' fojrby. 
tbe International YrM. P» ! A* ■ "' ! , 

IX)U16 hallbtt, after three *ees* 
on tbe.*oad . aa buriness; manager o* 
"La Lav tactile', has returned to town. 

JANE WHBATLBY 1 ' has been;. "en- 
gaged to appear in '"The Wayfarer?; . 

IVAN CARTIiL, will oondnct tbe or- 
chestra at tbe opening performance of : 
■Monsieur Beauealre". v . 

HATTIE FOX Joined ' the cast >of ; 
"linger Longer Letty" on Monday 




EDWARD ELLIS has been engaged 
tor the leading, role In "Shavings". ': . 

LILLIAN LBITZEL opened In the 
"Midnight Frolic", on Monday night 

RALPH EDMONDS is now publicly 
man for Billle Burke in "Caesar's 
Wife." 

FRED. D ALTON has been engaged 
for a part In "The Whirlwind". 

PERL, LEWIS EVANS, a member of 
"The Daughter of the Sun" company 
was taken 111 last week with apehdicltes 
while appearing at Fredericksburg, 
Maryland, and removed to the hospital 
there 

JEAN REBERA, lately of the chorus 
of "The Magic Melody", Wilner and 
Romberg's attraction at the Shubert 
Theatre, has been taken out of the line 
and given a small part 

JANSEN the GREAT will tour the 
South next season at the head of bin 
own company. 

OLAF SKAVLAN, of "The Eyes of 
Youth" company. Is being sued for ali- 
mony by Edna M. Skavlan. 

LIZZIE B. RAYMOND has a new 
sketch entitled "Welcome Home". 

O. CARROLL OLTJOA8, who has 
been In London playing with BUiy 
Reeves In vaudevttle, returned to. New 
York last week.. 



REED HAMILTON is playing the 
lead, for Patrica Collage in "TUlie". .• 

wi LLI AM DAILEY, . formerly ad-" 
vance agent for the FanchOn and Marco 
Revue, ."Lefa Go", Ja back at his old 
job In the A. AH. booking offices, San 
Francisco. . Jack Tripp, succeeds him 
as advance agent -^ 

(ROY BURTON, formerly Mrs. Al H. 
s Burton. was married on Nov. .28, to 
John Bruce i Edwards, a non-profes- 
sional. - ... ■ ' : 

MRS. JAMES THOM, known to the 
stage as Florence Kane, wife of tbe 
manager of Keeoey's Theatre, Brook- 
lyn, is back home, well again, after a. 
year in the hospitals of the city, . 

J.. MARCUS KBYES, head of the 
Actors' Equity League Association In 
Chicago, was married recently to Miss 
Christianna Kyle. The bride has been 
seen in pictures. 

MARIE ELMER has lost her mother, 
who died last week in Ooatieooke; 
Quebec after an illness of three weeks. 

EVETA KDNDSMAN replaced Jean 
Stuart In the role of Jewel in "The Ua- 
known Purple", last week, in Philadel- 
phia, while Miss Stuart was ill. 

EDWARD LONG, manager of The 
Shubert Theatre, lost hia two-and-a- 
half year old eon last week. 

MARIE LOUISE GOMBIER, who 
decorated by the Allied Governments 
for braveryduring the recent war, has 
been engaged by Corey and Stark for 
"The Grass Widow". 

CHARLES EMERSON COOK baa 
been engaged as press representative 
for the "'Wayfarer' production., 

CALVIN THOMAS has been engaged 
for William Collier's company of "The 
Hottentot". . 

MARK JJUESOHBR has been a|p 
pointed publicity man for the Sixth 
Avenue Board of Trade. 

FRANCIS PIEROT has Joined the 
cast of "Nothing But Love'. 



MERLE MARTWELL baabeen en- 
gaged for G. M. Anderson's "Frivolities 

° MAHLB WITHBE and LOTJISB 
KELLY have rejoined the "Flo Flo 
road company, opening Monday in 
Washington, 

KATE MORGAN has been engaged 
for a role in "The Mood Of the MebnV 
a forthcoming Shubert production from 
the pen of Cleaves Klnkead." /, A . , 

GLADYS LANE, who played In vau- 
devUl#Beveral seasons ago. has return- 
ed to the stage and is appearing In the 
role of Delphine in "May time". She 
was understudying Grace Stodeford 
and took over the role last week atoe 
Auditorium, Baltimore, when Mies 
Stodeford left the cast 

GEORGE MAYO and Irving Irwin 
have Just been signed for the n6 w 
Herman Timberg show. "What's Next . 

DORA HIT/PON arrlvedin New York 
last week, and is breaking in a new 
staging '^yip'i'i 3 i] : 



ROBfBRT a. Lothian, an actor. 

was arrested on a charge of grand lar- 
ceny last week on the accusation of 
John HolUday, another actor. 

ABB LEVEY left for a two months 
rest in California last *eek. 

QwiAteT.RR WITHERS is now tbe 
"Follies Marigny" in Paris. 

(HAROLD VIZARD has been engaged 
for Victor Herbert's "My Golden Glri;\ 

IBBSSIB MeCoiTDAVIS, Bernhard 
Granville, Jimmy Watts and Rosie 
Quinn have been engaged for the new 
Century Roof show.. ■ ■ 

DAISY JEAN had a decision render- 
ed against her last week whereby she 
must pay a Judgement of S175 and 
costs to Frances, Sinclair and Meger- 
lin, for money loaned her. 

CLINTON and BOONEY have been 
signed by Lawrence Schwab for Ms 
new vaudeville act "Last Night". 

MIKE MCDONALD has Joined 
Frank LawIOr's "Aviator Girls". 



FAIR' AND GARLAND,". one of the 
moBt popular of the English music ball 
teams, are to appear In -this "co un try 
for a vaudeville tour. . They will, open 
at ? the Palace Jan 5th- James Flts- 
gerald will bring tbe act'otW. 

FLORENCE GRBNBGER, secretary 

to Kllfitmrn Gordon, press representa- 
tive for-William A. Brady, has resign- 
ed to bb : married. Dr. Earl Craig, a 
surgeon, Jof Philadelphia, is the other 
parj^toKthe nuptials, which will take 
place- Jtew Yor's Eve. Glayds Hoff- 
man, formerly employed with the Bri- - 
tisb Mission, will take Miss Gre&egera 
place at the mnlttgraph. • 

BERT BKBOL, for some time a po- 
polar single In England, will come to 
America next March for a tour of tbe 
Keith and Orpheum time. He will. open. 
In Toronto. 

AIL DOW and George Young are. now 
associated with the Walter Plimmer 
Agency, wKh offices In the New York 
Theatre building. 

KELT, AND EVA have made a 
formal complaint against a new girl 
act, "At the Soda Fountain," claiming 
that the latter has Infringed upon their 

title 

MR. AND MRS. BILLY WILDE will 
soon appear in vaudeville with a new 
act Wilde has been principal comedi- 
an with the Ben Welsh show. . 

TH E AUSTRALIAN WOOD CHOP- 
PERS, booked through the William 
Morris offices, have been signed for 
the U. B. O. southern time. . 

HAimA ARNOLD has been engaged 
as prima donna for "My Golden Girl". 

wnnTjr.m STORY has returned to the 
Hippodrome after a weeks absence. 

CAROL McCOMAS Is mourning the 
loss of his mother who died last week. 

LYLE SWETE, the English stage di- 
rector, sailed for England on Satur- 
day. 

HENRY E. DIXIE and William In- 
gersoU have been engaged for Abe cast 
of "The Way To Heaven''. 



ANNE JAGO has been engaged as 
soloist at Moss' Broadway. 



AL STRAUSS has returned to the 
Eighty-first Street Theatre as stage 
manager. He left several week ago to 
accept -the stage managership of tne _ ._._.. . ,, 

HamUton^heatre. £L^£, ,-,, _for.inotlon,Btete* 



iTESSIELORRAlNB has left stock 



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SWAN WOOD, a dancer, opened in 
the "Rose of China" Friday evening. 

;■*'"■ *- —— 

CHARLES DORIOKSON has re- 
turned to the cast of "The Greenwich 
village Follies", having recovered from 
his illness. ■ 

IRENE FENWICK has been engaged 
for the leading role In "Curiosity". 

"BOOTS" WOOSTER has been en- 
gaged for "The Purple Mask." 

FLO LEWIS, Hattle Darling, Pearl 
Eaton, Gertrude Fitzgerald, Helen 
Birmingham, Jay Gould, George Mayo. 
Irving Irwin and a chorus of thirty. 
have been signed forHermanTlmberg's 
production, which opens In January. 

CHARLES CARTBRIS Is being sued 
by his wife, Korrine, for separate 
maintenance and a division of realty 
holdings worth $100,000. 

MAXINE ELLIOT is lehearalag a 
play called "Trimmed in Scarlet", pro- 
duced last Summer in London with 
Irene Vanbaugh in tbe leading role 

D D KBLSEY has resigned as 
maimer of the Feiher and Shea theatre 
in Brie, Pa. . - „ _ ^.. jii 



MIDCIE MILLER replaced Beatrice 
Curtls in Roscoe Ails act Miss Curtis 
has been signed for the "Midnight -. 
Frolic". 

JOB: BRENNAnT Irish comedian, . 
has been booked for a tour of. England - 
beginning about June- 15th. 

MARTINETTI AND SYLVESTER 
bave re-united after a five year split. 1 
They will start work; immediately. 

REGIN A WALLACE Is In the cast 
of the new play ' by May Tally which; 
Lewis 3. Selznlck is to produce, and 
which Lawrence Marsden la rehearsing:! 

JACK PRATT is no longer doing 
press work for the Billle Burke show. 

PRESTON GIBSON is writing a new 
play for production by (David Belasco, 

S. T. BEVANEY, also known as De- 
vaney, who, with his sister, was ar- . 
rested some time ago for play pirating, 
was sentenced to a day in jail, last . 
week. 

MICHAEL and VERA FOKINB, 
the Russian dance artistes, will make ; 
their first public appearance In Ame- 
rica at the Manhattan Opera House on 
December SO. under the management of 
Morris Gest 

FRED HALLEN, of Hallen and . 
Fuller, who, years ago, became fam- 
ous with the team of Hallen and Joe 
Hart Is seriously Ul at the Post-Gradu- 
ate Hospital, . suffering from a com- 
plication of diseases. 

MERCEDES baa been booked for a 
full week at all of the Moss houses In. 
New York. 

QITZ-RIC, soldier composer, is 
preparing a-glrl act in which he wUl 
be supported by six girls. 

• LAURA GDBRITB sails on tbe 21st 
for England to appear In a production 
there. 

ARTHUR KBLLAR has been ap» 
pointed business manager for William 
Hodge. . -'i 

HARRY TIGHE Is framing a new;. 
act with Alma . Francis. . 

MARGERY BETRlOKJias resigned 
from tbe Oometock and Gest Parity 
department to become private secretary 
to GeraMlne Farrar. 



BRANDON R. DOTJTH has been dis- 
charged from tbe Army. He recently 
returned from Sftteria. 

nbd DANDY has changed the name 
of hda vaudeville sketch from The 
Voice Broker" to "A $LO0C i Note", and 
wiU open It on the Keith time this 
week. . 

ELMER TENLEY arrived in New- 
York on Monday after a week In Chi- 
cago on business. 

JOHN P. MARTIN has been confined 
to hi shome for a week with a bad 

cold. k ■;: 

ARTHUR LYONS is now booking the • 
Sunday night concerts at The Central, 
and Winter Garden Theatres. 

ROXINE LANSING has been engag* - 
ed by Harrry Clay BUney. <or eome 
special work with the Yerkvlue 
Players. •' \ 

CLARICE CALLAN, Leonore Rogers. 
Se-Ima Aaronson, Evelen Dean, Anne; 
Kramer, Marjorle Helms and Bobs 
Ackerman. have been engaged for ."The: 
Grass Widow.* . . ~ : .'0 '. 

"ifV/^SsrJ- ' j. - .~X\'i'^i;< ■-: ■•-■ ■■-- S«B 



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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10, 1919 



A SENSATION! 




'S ALL! 



VAMP A LITTLE LAD 



By BYRON'GAY Composer of " Sand Dunes' 



GET IT BEFORE IT GETS YOU: 



TWILL CHARM YOUR HEART 



GET IT TO-DAY 



IKno 



hat It Means 




(I'M LONESOME, SO LONESOME FOR YOD 



By Kendis. Brockman ana vmcen 



nMral 







By KENDIS <EL BROCKMAN, Writers of "Lonesome" and "Bubbles" 



BOSTON 

181 Tremont Street 


PHILADELPHIA 
Globe Theatre Building 


SAN FRANCISCO 
Pantagea Theatre Building 


MINNEAPOLIS 
Lyric Theatre Building 


NEW ORLEANS 
115 University PL 


. CHICAGO 
Grand Opera Houee Building 


SEATTLE 
301 Chlckering Hall 


ST. LOUIS 
Calumet Building 


CLEVELAND 
Ellaatone Building 



LEOFE 

711 Seventh Ave 



A Stone'* Throw from the Palace THCJW 



December 10, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



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'"'"■ ■" ' 



RECKLE 



Words by Cliff Hess and Howard Johnson 



Music by Milton Ager 



EVERY ARTIST WANTED EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS 



released:: 



The Big Song Hit From l The Better 'Ole' 



When Yoi 

Heart 





The Song Hit of That "Famous Show Hit 

By Marian Gillespie and Florence Methven 




armth of the Sunshine, the Charm of a Smile 



Camp fire 



A Wistful Melody with a Lure That is Fascinating 



Words by , Mabel E. Girling 



Music by Percy Wenrich 



ST, Inc. 

few York City 

Next to the Columbia Theatre 



DETROIT 
213 Woodward Ave. 

TORONTO 
1*3 Yonge Street 

INDIANAPOLIS 
122 Pembroke Arcade 


CINCINNATI 
710 Lyric Theatre Bldg. 

KANSAS CITY 
Gayety Theatre Building 

MILWAUKEE. 
134 Grand Avenue 

PROVIDENCE, 
511 Ceaaar Mlach Bldg. 


LOS ANGELES 

836 San Fernando BuHdIng 

BUFFALO | 

485 Main Street - - J 

PITTSBURGH 
312 Camerphone Building 


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December 10, 1919 



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KEHes ;ffrief fe^atfcfe^^ 



aaneff.- 



say that the artist la going to work for 
h oew ^ of ._ the Pantage3 Circuit or maybe 
the Orpheum Circuit, telling them that 
a they do not pay the fifty or seventy- 
five dollars more the- act will. leave 
them If they feel that S^t baiutbe 
drawing power of strengUtt they concede 
the n actf e<1Ue * taad X to ™'5 lte tel» route 

Q. These, gentlemen arcnW the table 
generally agree with, you as to what 
the act Is worth? - ■ . . 

,»■*• „ No: z fy-to make them believe 
it and I am pretty" successful 
it ,;, J^eventMUly agree as > to what 
it is worth? 

A. Yes, eventually, 

9v,. A J 1<1 tnen that J" generally the 
established price of-tnat act as I under- 
stand Its - . - -. -. .-.*■*-■ ,.' . 

. A -.„- As * a rule-Bran artist", is -Asking 
for 1230-^or let na taie 31^0, to^akS 
it easier— they will, say: 'We win. give 
JL ten w ee*a at *i,ooo and ten weeks- at 
1900— ten' weeks at the smaller, towns 

* at woo, like- Dayton and Toledo ■ and 
Grand Rapids that can not stand $1,000' 
and so we give- them 20 weeks, ten at 

-- -J I. ouu and ten at 3S00. And then I try 
to get the artist to sign the contracts 
that I procure. from the different man- 
agers after the salary has been set. ! I 

"' might be obliged to go to each indlri- 

- dual manager and. get his week. Thoy 
' do not give me a routing for all the 

time. I have not- to route- that act. 
For instance, I have to go to Mr. Dar- 
ling and get his big four or five weeks 

- in New York and then Mr. Jordan and 
- then Mr. Shallenberger In Baltimore 

call him up and. get his act, and -th 
go hact and get Mr. Darling, who ' 

Washington «ud arrange wit," 

; for FlttatnirsfG etc "* _ 

Q. And arotmd the table It isTitab- '■ 
Ilshed how much money the actor is to 
get for that period of time? 
> A. Yes, sir. 

«». What does the -secretary take 
down? 

a. oh. .If there -is any dispute— be 
takes down the minutes of all of the 
meetings. I- do no know what It Is, but 
he Is there. Mr. Hodgdon. you know. 
Is a very busy matt 

Q. When this .conference Be M through 
with you and you have discussed these 
matters with th*m. da you stay, there 
or go out' ? 
a. No, air; r. have to leave, and they 
^ -let in another artists' representative or 
either an artist who may be waiting 

Q. And they: go through the. same 
negotiations? 
a. res, sir; the same negotiations." 
. The disadvantage under which theatres 
•which have to pay the U. B. O. franchlso 
fee are placed is- apparent, and- this de- 
monstrates the necessity of divorcing the 
business of booking performers upon 
commission and the operation of theatres. 
?*° £■.& R; D r*"Cyh]« the theatres la 
the Keith Circuit and affiliated circuits 
without compensation, because it is 
owned by the same interests, and by 
charging theatres outside these- circuits 
a. booking fee aggregating in normal busi- 
ness condition* approximately 28 per cent • 
of the profits of the respective theatres, 
has necessarily lessened competition In 
the operation of theatres. This arrange- 
ment protects the" theatre paying the 
franchise fee from competition, and per- 
haps from the standpoint of that theatre's 
financial interest, it Is remunerative, but 
-from the standpoint of public interest it 

Is Illegal. ^—_ 

PART V.— THE VAUDEVILLE COL- 
LECTION AGENCY. 
The Vaudeville Collection Agency is a 
corporation with capital stock of 3100.000. 
the majority of which Is held by officers 
of the respondents. D. B. O. and V. M. 
P. A. the balance of the stock being held 
by members of the families of the ma- 
jority stockholders or their associates. 
This always has been operated as a sub- 
sidiary of the U.. B. O. and Its successor 
■with substantially the same stockholders, 
officers and directors. The corporation 
lias an Investment of approximately tl 500 
In office furniture. The other assets of 
the corporation consist of good WHL cash. 
notes receivable, etc. (Com. Ex. 18). Its 
^"V*™ 4 ****** *««: ending December 
31. 1918. for making collection of the com- 
missions due the personal" representatives 
• "^actors for whom the United Book- 
ing Offices secured engagements, aggre- 
gated S107.4S5.93. During thla year It paid 
for rent 3328.25. postage $725.22. miscel- 
laneous expenses 1579. taxes, including 
Federal Income. 34,146.09: general salaries 
33.486. stationery 3365.92, and gave to 
charity 3*10. From the testimony of the 
witness Gugior. assistant secretary and 
treasurer (R_ 390-426) it appears that he 
and one assistant ran the office, and that 
none of the chief executive officers gave 
any personal attention to the business; 
that the counsel ' for the corporation Is 
oaid $10,000 per year; that A. Paul Keith 
In bis lifetime drew a salary of" 316.000 
per year as vice-president; that John J. 
Murdock drew a salary of 315.000 per year 



as secretary and treasurer, that E. F. 
Ajoee, tne president, drew a-salary of 
5-U.utiO per year, and that .30,000 was paid 
iu dividends. - —■■ 

■ It collects -from the. various -theatres in 
which performers appear, whose engage- 
ments are secured- through the Joint- ef- 
forts af the Booking Exchange and the 
actor's unlicensed representative, 5 per 
pent of the actor's salary, which is in ad- 
dition to -the 5 per cent, retained by -the 
Booking Exchange, or the - maximum 
amount" allowed by law for licensed per- 
sons, who secure engagements for actors, 
'ihis additional a per cent of the actor's 
salary, which is intended to compensate 
the vnllcensed person who represents the 
performer, for penorioing the same ser- 
vices, that the booking offices- - makes- a 
charge for, when collected by the Vaude- 
ville. Collection Agency, -is turned over to 
the actor's unlicensed representative, leas 
•collection charges; If any. For this ser- 
vice it makes no charge to- certain- fa- 
vored persons. Others less-favored, pay 
20 per cent or 3>H per cent of -the- amount 
collected, the average charge being about 
45 per cent. - It collects -in the course of 
a year over 3200,000 and the total 'Office 
expense for conducting the agency la lees 
than 36,000. 

On T une 25. 1910. there was approved 
by the Governor of New York. an. act -of 
the legislature amending the law. govern- 
ing employment agencies. It contained 
the following provisions: 

"The term Theatrical employment 
agency' means and includes the busi- 
ness of conducting an agency, bureau, 
office, or any other place tor -the pur- 
pose. of procuring or offering, promis- 
ing, or attempting to. provide engage- 
ments for circuses, vaudeville, theatrl- 
' cal, and other- entertainments or exhi- 
bitions or performances, or of giving In- 
formation as to where - such- engage-, 
ments may be procured or provided, 
whether such business is conducted in 
a building, on the street, or elsewhere." 
Then follows definition of other terms 
and a provision that to operate such an 
agency a license must. be. obtained. Seo- 
tlon 1856. 'provides: 

"The gross fees charged by such li- 
censed persons to applicants for vaude- 
ville or circus engagements .by- one - or 
more such licensed persons; Individually 
or collectively, procuring such engage- 
ments, shall not in any case exceed 6 
per centum of the salaries" »r wages 
paid. X X X" 

- Then follows a provision prohibiting the 
receiving by such licensed persons or any 
valuable thing or gift as a fee or li lieu 
thereof, f and' "»«'H'»r it a misdemeanor 
punishable by- fine or Imprisonment or 
both to violate any. of the provisions of 
the, law. 

Prior' to the passage of this amend- 
ment, all personal representatives of 
actors' had been licensed under the em- 
ployment agency law theretofore In force, 
as theatrical employment agencies, but 
as the amendment mode it impossible for 
two or more licensed persons representing 
the same actor to charge In the aggregate 
more than 6 per cent of the actor's salary, 
these personal aapresen tat Ives, so- called, 
then surrendered their licenses as em- 
ployment agencies and preceded to repre- 
sent the actcra in exactly the same way 
that they bad been representing them and 
performing, for them exactly the same 
service that .they had. been performing 
prior to the passage of the. amendment, 
but changing from a" licensed -agency to 
an unlicensed operator, with the know- 
ledge and consent oi the booking office 
which always has been licensed as a thea- 
trical employment agency; for these un- 
licensed personal representatives, can not 
operate »t all without authority from the 
booking office; which frequently exercises 
its authority in the premises by denying 
these unlicensed persons "the privilege of 
the floor" of the booking offices. The 
booking office was thus enabled, through 
the Instrumentality of its subsidiary,' the 
Collection Agency, to recover a portion or 
the actor's salary in addition to the maxi- 
mum amount of commission authorised 
by law. 

PART VL— VARIETY. 
The respondent, Slme Silverman, is the 
owner and editor of the weedy publica- 
tion known as "Variety." This publica- 
tion has been first on one side then on 
the other of the various controversies be- 
tween the managers and actors, but in 
March. 1917 an editorial appearing in the 
Issue of March 30 (Com. Ex. 35) contains 
this announcement: 

"We didn't have to sell out to the 
managers. We gave ourselves to the 
managers. It didn't cost them a dollar. 
We didn't even ask for an offer. We 
just handed ourselves, from the first 
page to the last page of Variety, to the 
managers, as against the White Rats." 
As an evidence of the appreciation in 
which this editorial stand by "Variety" 
was held by various respondents, it ap- 
pears that immediately the members of 



the respondent V. M. P. A. were re- 
quested to patronize the advertising 
coiums of "Variety" in a letter (Com. Ex. 
It) sent to each member by the manager, 
i he letter -was as jfoBows: ;*- — 

'"Vaudeville Managers' Protective Asa's, 
; Columbia, Thcaitre Building,, .'';■. -"■•:■'• " 
47th St. ft 7th Avenue. 
New York, N. Y,, -■' 

. -April u, JsrK;.V; 

- Dear Sir: ' ';-.,;'" S.-". -,':'-':;" 

The first or second week In May 
"Variety' is issuing a special Anni- 
versary Number, .for the National 
Vaudeville Artists. 

We- are with 'Variety' strong on this 
idea as we think it will be of immense 
benefit to-the N. v. A.- at this time,' and 
we would ask you -to oooperate - by giv- 
ing 'Variety' an advertisement for that 
issue, saying something. to. 'the. effect 
you congratulate the. N. V. A. on its 
. -first birthday and that you as well -as 
all reputed managers are pleased to see 
In the N. V, A. and the V. M. P. A. the 
birth -of a. perfect - and friendly- under- 
standing' -for peaceful -times between the 
artist and manager, or of course, some- 
thing along the same lines you may 
wish. 

We think the effect of this managerial 
.announcement will be very beneficial In 
the furtherance of friendly relations 
and hope you will forward your copy-to 
•Variety*' at<*youT very, earliest coo-, 
venience, also advising us you have 
done so at the same time, so that we 
may mow the V. M. P. A. will have a 
full representation Jo the N. V. A. Anni- 
versary N umber- / .. 
' 'Variety' Is going to devote a great deal 
of space that week to the formation, 
growth, policy, alma and future or the 
N. V. A. 
' Very truly. 

i ... # Pat Casey." 

At about the same time the respondent. 
National Vaudeville Artists. Inc.. re- 
quested Its members to patronise the ad- 
vertising coiums of "Variety," and the 
publisher of "Varle*pr" was: given the 
names of all members so that he might 
man. to each member a circular' -letter 
hearing the facsimile of the signature of 
the Secretary of the" N. V. A. containing 
the ' request of the secretary that the 
members advertise in "Variety." There 
is some claim that the original letter pre- 
pared was not sent to all members of the 
N. V. A. because It contained some- ob- 
jectionable matter, but the secretary ad- 
mitted that he - authorised the use by 
"Variety" of a letter substantially like 
that sent out The letter. (Com. Ex. 34) 
was as follows: 

"NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE 

. -ARTISTS ma. 
1587 Broadway. r ' • J • ■ 

New York City. 

April 12. 1317. 
Dear Member: 

The National Vaudeville Artists will 
celebrate its first Anniversary May 11th. 
In one snort year your organisation has 
developed a strength of. more than 6,000 
members, carrying on its roster more 
than 95 per cent of "the . best acts in 
. vaudeville. 

la order to make the event note- 
worthy we have procured the co-opera- 
tion of 'Variety* and on that date ."Va- 
' riety* will issue a special edition dedi- 
cated solely to the first birthday of the 
N. V.- Ai- organisation, j 

Many members have signified their 
Intention to express their loyalty to the 
organisation' through placing an adver- 
tisement in that edition and we would 
like to see every member represented 
through an announcement of some sort. 
We particularly wish to see you repre- 
sented because of your standing In the 
profession and such advertisements will 
definitely assert the strength and In- 
fluence Of the N. V. A. organisation. 

Send your advertisements direct to 
•Variety* (any amount you wish) as we 
have arranged to have it carefully, 
looked after. 

Please advise us at tha same time bo 
that we may know we have a full re- 
presentation In our special number. ' '- 
■ ' Frate rnally . 

HENRY CHESTERFIELD." 
Mr. Harry Weber, who is one of the un- 
licensed personal representatives of 
vaudeville attractions, who secure thea- 
trical engagements through the respon- 
dent B. F. Keith Vaudeville Exchange, 
also requested of the performers repre- 
sented by him to advertise In "Variety." 
The letter (Com. Ex. D 3-27) sent to 
each of said performers was as follows: 
"HARRY WEBER," 
New Yor*. N. Y. 

February 26, 191?. 
Dear Friend: 

March the 16th is the Third Anniver- 
sary of my office and I am desirous of 
asking you and all the rest of my acts 
to take space In the *Variety* that week, 
awswtwg an expression in which you 
will mention that I am your Rcpreaen- 



"" tatlve and at the same time bring your 
name in a big way "before the Managers, 
wlhch I assure you will be of mutual 
benefit, at this time." -;; -_;;; 

- L ask you this ns a favor, as I Would 
-like, to. make as big a showing as pos- 

■ - sibley oh account of this being tny Third 
. Anniversary and I have obligated my- 

■ '- self '-'-to tase Thirty Pages - at 3125.00 

i each. I- am asking the' performer to 
pay 3115.00 and I will pay the belance. 
Will *ybu please send -In your, copy for 
-.-the.'. AD Vat once and specify as much 
space as you want, which will facilitate 
matters on account of the short space 
of time before thla Issue goes to press. 
Wlth-a view ot receiving, your cooper- 
ation in this move, 1 am ... 
■ Very -truly" yours. 

..(Signed) Harry Weber." 

"The relation- of "Variety" with the 
other respondents and Its influence gen- 
erally In vaudeville Is discussed - at some 
length by the witness Fogarty. (B. 1254- 
1202) and the conclusion is reached that 
if- a statement appeared in' "Variety" 
that a performer or a theatre was black- 
listed such information would be gener- 
ally regarded aa .authentic- and -would 
have a bad effect, and the managers 
would not employ such alleged blacklisted 
actors to appear in any -theatres and ac- 
tors would not want to appear: In such 
alleged blacklisted theatres. In the Issue 
of July 20. 1917. of "Variety" (Com. Ex 
49) the following appears as a news item: 

"X X X 
"The managerial 'Black List? remains 

in the same . condition- aji previously. 

The Uat Is being watched^ cStfefulh-.s 

Also all bookings'. " Up to date there tab 
been no move of. atly kind -made to 
either lift or ease up the list. . 

-''Names are continuously being added 
to tho 'Black List' according-to reports 
from artists playing in theatres pre- 
scribed by the V. M. P. A. on account 
of not being booked through agents re- 
cognized by ' that association. Among 
these houses, it is said, are the Grand 

». Opera House, New Yori; Fay's. Provi- 
dence, and Mountain Park. Holyoke, 
Mass. Among the agencies listed ac- 
cording to the report, are the Sheedy 
agency, the Byrne and Kirby. although 
the Gordon Houses booked by Sheedy 
are members of the V. M. P. A. and 
acta playing those theatres do not come 
' under, the Black listed classlflkatlon. 
. Other agencies which boo 'ted 'White 
' Rats' acts during the strike* trouble of 
the Rats organization . are also looked 
askance at by the Managers ' Associa- 
tion. ' - ' . > 

Much comment -la being passed around 
as. to the probability of a loosening up 

, of the 'black list' Now in the summer. 
with not many houses open, • there Is 
not. the tension through the restrictive 
list that otherwise might be felt, al- 
though the booking men of the better 
grades of vaudeville bills claim there 
are not over twelve really desirable acts 
that would find themselves in constant 
demand upon the list. One blacklisted 
actor who formerly owned a girl act is 
reported to be driving a taxi-cab in 
New Yor'c ,.-',• 

.- . ..Opinion varies somewhat as to the 
retention of the 'black list In its entire - 

V ty. Some say they can not see the ad- 

' vantage of it. now that the 'Rata* are 
'through, and there is oftener the asser- 
tion the managers are taking the op- 
portunity to Impress a Inatlng' .object 
lesson upon those who knowingly brave 
the danger of openly antagonizing the 
managers in attempting to create and 

- continue trouble, but the general 
opinion among those who appear to 
have a better understanding of con- 
ditions than most who talk on the aub- 
ject say some means should be taken 
to relieve those not actually deserving 
of being permanently 'black listed.' 
while certain others, the inciters and 
trouble-makers, should be left black- 
listed as a standing danger signal. 

As -. far as the managers connected 

with the V. M. P. A. are concerned. It 

Is reliably reported they have not even 

. conferred on- the matter of removing 

'the blacklist*- nor has .there been up-to- 

- date a substantial suggestion among 
""' ahy of them toward that end." 

PART Vn.— THE BLACK LIST. 

When "Advanced Vaudeville." so- 
called, was launched In 1907 by Klaw & 
Erlanger and their associates, performers 
who played In theatres playing "advanced 
vaudeville" were notified by officers of 
the United Booting Office, that they were 
on the "Black List." (R. 1365-1384.) 

The witness Aldrich testified (R. 462- 
481) that because he had played in "Ad- 
vanced Vaudeville" In 1907 he waa black- 
listed by the United Booking Offices, and 
that when the United Booking Offices 
took over the business of "Advanced 
' "Vaudeville" he was unable to get employ- 
ment in America because of the black list 

■ and went to Engl a n d. ■■■ ..■.,,.,.■ 

ms. m ■.^'.•--■- :■■?.'■?. : : .:--^:>i» • 

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December 10, 1919 



THE. NEW YORK CLIPPER: 



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In a letter -written March 17. 1911 (Com. 
Ex. 11) from the' office of the Pat Casey 
Agency, the., stock of which la .held by 
Pat -Casey.: -manager of the V.- M. P.-'A., 
the "statement -is made and offering the 
.same-' Salaries that they paid -them.' prior 
to their gomg on the Morris Circuit -CAd-' 
vanced Vaudeville). 

From the testimony of the witness Fits-, 
patrlck (R. 1916) It appears -that Alex- 
ander Pantages, a dl rector of the V. M. 
P. A., admitted that there was a blacklist. 
At first be characterized it as a list of 
undesirables, but stated "What's the use 
arguing about it. Yes. of course, we all 
understand— what - it Is — a black list." 

The witness 'Casey, manager of- the v. 
M. P. A. testified (R. 43-45) that a list ' 
of vaudeville acts like Commission's Ex- 
hibit 5 was prepared .in his. office at his 
instance for the purpose of advising dlf- ' 
ferent booking offices as to the character 
of the -people on the list. The acts whose 
names were on this list were character- 
ized by the witness as Irresponsible and 
could not be depended upon. — 

The witness Quigley testified (R. 1302) 
that -In February, 1917. Mr. Casey, the 
manager of the V. M. P. A., inquired of 
him in Boston whether he was booking 
any acts who' were "White Rata" The 
witness replied that he did because he 
did not know who were and who were not 
"White Rats." Mr. Casey" mentioned a' 
black Ust and offered- to furnish a copy 
of it, which he sent In the mails with a 
letter which witness Identified, and the 
same was Introduced In evidence as Com- 
mission's Exhibits "P" and "Q." 

The witness Bulger testified (R. 1514) 
that In February, 1917, Pat' Casey, man- 
ager of the V. M. P. A., stated to him 
that he was on the black list for having 
been a member of the "White I Rats." 
making speeches- in Boston and paying 
stride levies to the "White Rats. and 
that since that time he had- been able to 
secure contracts for appearances In 
vaudeville theatres for only 3ft weeks! ' 

Helen Kelson, In her deposition taken 
March 14, 1919. testified that in Septem- 
ber, 1919, while the team, Keough & Nel- 
son, of -which- -she -was a member, was 
playing in a vaudeville theatre at Elmlra, 
New York, having been booked by an 
agent operating through the U. B. O., 
they were notified that the engagement 
for the following week at White Plains. 
New York, was cancelled. The team, 
however, went to White Plains and re- 
ported at the theatre and were Informed 
by both of the stage manager and the 
manager of the theatre that the act was 
black listed and could not play the en- 
gagement. The -United -Hooding Offices 
were gotten on the telephone and that 
office refused to permit the engagement 
to be played, stating the net was black- 
listed; that In November, 1916, the team 
had contracts to play four weeks In 
theatres in the Poll Circuit. After the 
first week was played they were Informed 
that they were blacklisted and could not 
play the balance of the engagements, and 
for them to take the matter up with Pat 
Casey, manager of the V. M. P. Al ~They 
called on Mr. Casey, who Informed them 
that they were black-listed, and that the 
managers' would take advantage of the 
cancellation clause In the contract. When 
asked If there was anything they could 
do to enable them to play the engage- 
ment, Mr. Casey stated that they should 
resign from the "White Rata" " Mr. 
Keough stated he was a life member. Mr. 
Casey requested him to call the next day. 
Upon their return they were unable to 
see Mr. Casey but saw a Mr. Bradley, 
who stated he was an attorney for the 
v. M. P. A. ' He also requested Keough 
to resign from the "White Rats," which 
Keough agreed to do and Bradley pre- 
pared a form of resignation which Keough 
signed. The Act then played one wee* In 
Hartford and New Haven, and at the end 
of the week received a letter from Mr. 
Casey cancelling the balance of the en- 
gagements. They then returned to New 
York and attempted to see Mr. Casey but 
were unable to- see him and talked with 
bis Assistant Mr. Lee, who Informed them 
that the reason they could not play the 
balance of the time was that they were 
no the black-list. 

The team, Keough & Nelson, then ap- 
plied for- engagement at the booking of- 
fices of the Fox Circuit, the theatres of 
which are members of the V. M. P. a;, 
and t. ere Informed by Mr. Allen, who was 
■n chiurge of the office, that they were 
blacklisted and that he could do nothing 
for them. They then applied for work at 
the booking offices of the Pantages Cir- 
cuit, the theatres of which are also mem- 
bers of the V. M. Pi A., and were In- 
formed by Walter Keefe. who was In 
charge of the office that "There Is not 
a chance: you ar e on the blacklist, and 
besides you are a 'White Rat' " Keough 
stated he had resigned from the "White 
Rats." Mr. Keefe stated that there was 
a meeting of a committee of the V. M. P. 
A. consisting of Messrs. Albee. Murdock. 
Moss. Schenck. Casey and himself at 
which It was decided that Keough should 
be kept on the list and not given engage- 
ments. In January or February. 1919. 
they applied for work at the office of 
Harry Splngold. who books attractions 



through the Western Vaudeville Associa- 
tion, affiliated with the V. M. P. A.,- and 
was informed by. Mr. Splngold" that he 
'-"could do nothing for- them as they were 
blacklisted and had apjdWd at the offices 
at Decatur,- Illinois, and Milwaukee. Wis. 
They then applied at the offices of an- 
other agent at Chicago. Frank Doyle, who 
Informed them he could 'not- play them If 
they played for Jl.50 a wee*. Tor they 
were on the black-list. 

From Commission's Exhibits No. 84, 85, 
86, 88 and 9, ' which are letters, bearing 
dates between February, 1917 and April, 
1918. from unlicensed representatives of 
performers i who represent ' performers in 
booking offices employed by theatres 
which are members of the V. M. P. A., 
a very clear Idea of the effect of the 
managerial black-list of actors can be had 
and the~ difficulties of getting off such 
black list 

There are 'numerous other exhibits 
which relate to the black-list of actors 
prepared by the V. M. P. A., and its affi- 
liations, and there are numerous other re- 
ferences to It In the testimony of wit- 
nesses, but the . exhibits and testimony 
herein referred to are perhaps fairly re- 
presentative of ' the whole and sufficient 
to give the Commission a clear Idea of 
the blacklist and how It worked, and a 
further description of the exhibits and 
evidence would be merely cumulative. 
•PART VnC— INDEPENDENT VAUDE- 
VILLE THEATRES. 

In addition lo the theatres which are 
actual members of the V. M. P. A., nearly 
every circuit or theatre owner constitu- 
ting the membership of the V. M. P. A. 
■ owns or corporates other theatres .than 
those designated as members of the V. 
M. P. A. , but such non-member theatres 
are booked in connection with the mem- 
ber-theatres and are under the same gen- 
eral management as the member-theatres, 
and are therefore as much a part Of the 
Illegal combination, described In the com- 
plaint, as If they were actual paying 
members In the V. M. p. a. 

In Commission's Exhibit 7. as noted be- 
fore, the Vaudeville Managers Protective 
Association, . stated that that association 
comprised the owners and managers of 
every important vaudeville house in the 
United States. The advertisement might 
also have stated truthfully that that asso- 
ciation also Included practically every un- 
important vaudeville house In the United 
States, The only • semblance of. a circuit 
of theatres outside the combination is 
that operated by the Arcadia Amusement 
Company, which applied for permission 
to intervene herein. This circuit includes 
Fay's theatre at Providence, R. I.. Fay's 
theatre at Rochester, New York, and the 
Knickerbocker Theatre In Philadelphia, 
Fa, The difficulties encountered in se- 
curing performers - to - appear In these 
theatres prior to the Issuance of the com- 
plaint herein, are described In the testi- 
mony of the witness Fay (R. 643-688, 702- 
746) and the testimony of the witness 
Sheedy (R. 2362-2404). These difficulties 
consisted generatty of the cancellation -of 
contracts by performers who were booked 
to appear in Fay's theatre when It be- 
came known to them that the house was 
on the managerial black-list. A great 
many acts agreed to appear only on con- 
dition that they be, given assumed names 
on the billing, which took away from the 
acts whatever drawing power it had. and 
this made It extremely difficult to secure 
any but Inferior acts. When an act of 
established reputation would consent to 
appear in Fay's theatre they demanded 
larger salaries than were paid In other 
theatres, and that this continued up until 
about the time the complaint was Issued, 
but since the complaint was Issued the 
difficulties have been less. 

The difficulties are further described In 
news stories appearing In "Variety," Is- 
sues of November 9, 1917 and October 19. 
1917 (Com. Ex. Nos. 51-&2) to the effect 
that the managerial blacc-Ilst was ma- 
terially added to the previous week; some 
for appearing In "outlaw" theatres under 
assumed names; that to do so convicted 
them immediately and they were then 
black-listed under their right names: that 
Fay's theatre was in bad; that he had 
booked the Cora Youngblood Corson Sex- 
tette as "Florence Livingston and her 
Oklahoma Prodigies"; that the managerial 
black-list still exists against the Corson 
Sextette; that when the black-list was 
generally removed" some weeks ago. the 
name of the Corson Act was allowed to 
remain on the list Indefinitely: and that 
the playing by Fay of the Corson Sextette 
likely eliminated that house from any 
further consideration for membership In 
the V. M. P. A. 

The witness Fay testified (R. 658-660) 
concerning his application to the V. M. 
P. A. for admission as a member of his 
conference with Mr. Casey, the manager 
of the Association, stating that Mr. Casey 
Informed him that If he would change 
hut booking arrangements he could be- 
come a member; that Mr. Casey sug- 
gested that he book through the Gus Sun 
Agency of Springfield. Ohio, an agency 
ooernted by a director of the V. If. P. A.: 
that he continued to book through the 
Sheedy Agency and his application for 



membership in the V. M. P. A. has never 
been accepted. 

"" ' THE LAW OF THE CASE. 

Section 5 of the Federal Trade Com- 
mission Act declares that unfair methods 
of competition In commerce are. unlawful. 
The Commission Is authorized and di- 
rected to prevent persons, partnerships, 
and corporations from using unfair me- 
thods of competition by Issuing com- 
plaints whenever. It has reason to believe 
that persons, partnerships, and corpora- 
tions have been, or are, using unfair me- 
thods of competition. In the complaint 
Issued by it. the- Commission is . required 
to state its charge and if upon hearing 
provided for the Commission shall be of 
the opinion that the method of competi- 
tion in question Is prohibited by the act. 
It makes a report, stating its findings as 
to the facts, and Issues an order requiting 
the respondents to cease and desist from 
the use of 'such methods "of competlon. 

The power and authority of the Com- 
mission i with reference to the prevention 
of unfair methods of competition Is dis- 
cussed in the opinion of the court ic the 
cose of Sears. Roebuck & Company vs. 
Federal Trade Commission, C C. A., 
Seventh Circuit, not yet officially re- 
ported. HELD: 

' "On the face of this statute the legis- 
lative Intent Is apparent. The Com- 
missioners are not required to aver and 
prove that any competitor had been 
damaged or that any purchaser ■ has 
been deceived. The Commissioners, re- 
presenting 'the Government as parens 
patriae, are to exercise their common 
sense, as Informed by their knowledge 
of the general Idea of unfair trade at 
common law, and stop all those trade 
practices which have a capacity or a 
tendency to injure competitors, directly 
or through deception of purchasers, 
quite Irrespective of whether the speci- 
fic practices In question have yet been 
denounced In common law cases. XXX 
"But such a construction of Section. -6; 
according to petitioner's urge, brings 
about an unconstitutional delegation of 
legislative and Judicial power to the 
Commission. Grants of similar - author- 
ity to administrative officers and bodies 
have not been found repugnant to the 
Constitution (citing cases). 

"With the increasing complexity of 
human activities, situations arise where 
Governmental control can be exercised 
only by the 'board' or 'commission' form 
of legislation. In such an Instance Con- 
gress declares the public policy, fixes 
the general principles that are to con- 
trol, and I charges an administrative 
body with the duty of ascertaining 
within particular fields, from time to 
time, the facts which bring Into play 
principles established by Congress. 
Though the action of the Commission 
In finding the facts and declaring them 
to be specific offenses of the character 
embraced within the general definition 
- by Congress, may be. deemed . to be 
quasi-Judicial. It is so only In the sense 
that It converts the actual legislation 
- from a static Into a' dynamic condition. 
But the converter Is not the electricity. 
And though the action of the Com- 
mission in ordering deslstance may be 
counted quasi-Judicial on account of Its 
form,' with respect to power It la not 
Judicial, because a Judicial determina- 
tion Is only that which Is embodied In a 
Judgement or decree of a court and en- 
forceable by execution or other writ of 
the court." 

Congress baa not undertaken to define 
the term "unfair methods of competition," 
nor has It complied a schedule or methods 
that shall -be deemed unfair. 

Counsel for Warren, Jones & Grata, In 
their petition to review the order of the 
Commission, recently decided by the TJ. S. 
C. C. A., Second Circuit, contended that 
unfair methods of competition must be 
limited to acts which violate the Anti- 
Trust Acts, but the court In that cose 
held he unfair methods of competition 
within the meaning of the provisions of 
Section E of the Commission Act. were 
not restricted to such as violated the 
Anti-Trust Acts; that the act particularly 
applied to acts which. If not prevented, 
will grow so large as to create Illegal 
competition and create a monopoly In vio- 
lation of the Anti-Trust Acts. 
Do the facts proven disclose a combina- 
tion or conspiracy to restrain or mono- 
polize any part of Interstate commerce? 
In the cose of H. B. MarienelU. Ltd. vs. 
Booking Offices, et si., 287 Fed. 165, the 
following contention was established: 

(1) Contracts made by theatrical 
companies, under which performers 
must go from State to State, through- 
out a' circuit of theatres, acting here 
and there, and fulfilling their contracts 
as much by the travel as by the acting., 
are contracts of Interstate commerce. 

(2) The business of theatre owners, 
and bokring offices, which Involves the 
booking of performers, requiring such 
performers to pass from theatre to 
theatre, and from State to State, +«v<»»g 
with them certain paraphernalia and 
stage properties, constitut Interstate 
commerce, as does the transportation 
of photographs and advertising matter 



used In billing such performers. 

(3) A combination of owners of 
theatres scattered over the United 
Sates and .their:- bQoklng."5oMh>es. to 
black-list performers and theatres, 
which results in a monopoly,- m \vltbin 
the prohibition of the -Sherman Act. ' 

(4) "A ooujblnatlon between »► number 
of vaudeville theatres and their booking 
agents, the purpose' ot->whloh J»- to keep 
all first-class performers for such 
theatres, refusing to allow them, to act 
If they act In other theatres, and re- 
fusing to allow other theatres to em- 
ploy their performers If they employ! 
other performers. Is In restraint of com- 
merce, where outside or the" circuits of 
theatres In the" combination first-class 
performers can not obtain sufficient 
employment in the United States and 
Canada to enable them to maxe a liv- 
ing, as the necessary inference is that 
If successful, the parties to the combi- 
nation will control all first-class per- 
formers and monopolise the supply, and 
thus control the business. 

(5) Whether the Acts In pursuance 
of the combination, are themselves a 
part of interstate commerce. Is Imma- 
terial, for the Illegality arises from the 
project or plan as n whole, and the per- 
formance Innocent without It, takes Its 
color from Its setting. The rules regu- 
lating original conspiracies obtain In 
such cases- 
Counsel for oil respondents except 

Silverman, contend In the motion to dis- 
miss (R. 28-85) that none of the said re- 
spondents are engaged In commerce, and 
tor that reason, among others stated, the 
complaint should be dismissed.. This same, 
contention' was made und over-ruled • tn 
the case of Loewe vs. Lawler. 208 U. 8. 
274. The opinion of the court on this 
point Is reflected in the syllabus, which 
reads as follows: 

"A combination may be In restraint 
of Interstate commerce and within the 
meaning of the Anti-Trust Ac*, al- 
though the persons exercising the -re- 
straint, may not themselves be en- 
gaged in Interstate trade, and some of 
the mcuna.emyloypd may be acts within 
u State, and Individually beyond the 
scope of Federal authority, and operate 
to destroy Intrastate trade as Interstate 
trade; but the acs mus be considered 
as a whole, and if he practices are to 
prevent interstate transportation, the 
plan is open to condemnation under the 
Antl-Trua Act of July. 2. 1890. 8wlft v. 
U. 8, 876." 

If It should be held that none of the re- 
spondents was engaged In commerce, that 
fact would not deprive the Commission of 
Jurisdiction, but it Is contended that the 
business of the respondent, B. F. Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange, constitutes Inter- 
state commerce, and that the business 
or the untst composing the Vaudeville 
Managers Protective Association, some of 
which ore mude respondents. Is also In- 
terstate commerce, and that the corpo- 
rate entity. Vaudeville Managers Protec- 
tive Association, while not Itself engaged 
In commerce, Its corporate machinery IS 
utilized by the several units composing 
it, ■ In the carrying out of acts of Inter- 
state commerce, In which the several 
units are engaged, and that said V. M. 
P. A. Is a co-conspirator or agent of the 
other respondents, who are engaged In 
commerce. 

Counsel for respondents further contend 
in their motion to dismiss that a combi- 
nation 'In restraint of commerce, or a 
monopoly of the vaudeville theatre busi- 
ness of the United States Is not an unfair 
method of competition within the mean- 
ing of Section 6 of the Commission's Act. 
It Is submitted that a statement of the 
conentlon carries with It Its own refu- 
tation, for a practice which violates any 
law. Federal or State, must carry with 
It the stamp of unfairness and illegality. 
It may be that when a monopolistic con- 
dition bos been reached that in some 
cases a more complete destruction of the 
monopoly could be accomplished by a pro- 
secution under the criminal provisions of 
the Sherman Act, or by a suit to enjoin 
or dissolve the combination. In this pro- 
ceeding the necessary relief may be ob- • 
talned. and . most likely would be- ob- 
tained, by a simple order against respon- 
dents, requiring them to cease and desist 
from the use of a black-list of actors and 
theatres, for when those who perform tn 
vaudeville theatres can be assured that 
no such thing as a managerial black-list 
can be maintained, and that they can not 
be coerced into Joining an actor's associ- 
ation dominated by the manag ers of 
theatres, then the "house of cards" which 
the units composing the V. M. P. A- have 
erected, will fall of Its own weight- 
No doubt much good could be ac- 
complished by an act of Congress regu- 
lating theatrical employment agencies and 
providing that those who represent per- 
formers In theatres, upon a stated per- 
centage of salaries earned, must be li- 
censed by some federal agency; and ob- 
viously the system of charging performers 
a . fee for obtaining employment In 
theatres operated by the same interests 
as those, who operate the employment 
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The show was in two parts, both staged 
by Joe Rose. "He called the firm part the. 
"Main Haters." "On and "Off" was the ... 
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made up of bits which were well taken 
care of . by the principals. The numbers, 
which were put on .by Solly Fields, were 
fast" and 'prettily arranged. The girls In 
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assist in getting the numbers over. They.: 
were a pretty lot and looked well in the 
different sets of costumes. 

The comedy was handled by Rose and 
Harry Koler. ". " the ' former doing his , 
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wears clother well. In the burlesque he 
was a sheriff from the West, portraying 
the character in a truly Western way. 
...Eugene West Is the new straight man 
who, succeeded Gibson after he closed 
here the Saturday before, to Join a road 
show. West is a good tal.ter, and, al- 
though he was not in many scenes, did 
himself justice. ._.-••. . ; 

'■ Miss Lorraine was In most Of the scenes 
and worked in them na she usually does, 
reading her lines and "feeding" the co- 
medians nicely. She displayed a number 
Of pretty gowns. Norma Bell handled her 
numbers well and got them over. Helen' 
Adair did nicely in the scenes, looked 
pretty, put her numbers over and offered 
a good wardobe. Grace Seymour kicked 
high, danced gracefully and offered her 
numbers so that they called for encores. 



Babe Qulnn was very successful with 
her "Dancing 'Neath Dixie Moon" num- 
ber, assisted by the chorus. She did so 
well that they had to give two encores. 
She also introduced a pretty little dance 
during her number. 

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offered by Koler, Rose, Sutton and the 
Misses Lorraine, Bell, Adair and Sey- 
mour, and.lt went over well. The "dia- 
mond pin" bit was nicely put over by' 
Rose, Koler. - Sutton and Miss Lorraine. 
The "echo" bit pleased as done by Koler 
and West on the stage and Rose off stage. 
The "hat" bit was another that went 
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Sutton. 

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NEW YORK CITY 

Riverside — Rooney, Bent ft Co. 
Browning. 

Colonial — ChonK & Moey — Eddie Boas. 

Alhambra— J. Hughes Duo— Flsk or 
Lloyd — Swor Bros. — Mrs. Sisters — Mabel 
McCann ft Co. — Millard & Doyle— Clark ft 
Bergman. 

Royal— Ward ft Van — Russel ft Parker 
— Mm. W. Surprise — Nolan ft Nolan — 
Recedes — J. Rosamond Johnson — Juliet. 

BROOKLYN 
. . Orpheum — Geo. McFarland — Blossom 
Seeley & Co. — Shelah Terry ft Co. — Mar- 
tin ft Webb— Jackie ft BiUle — Chas. Irwin 
— Prosper & Morot — "Gems of Art." 

Bushwlck — Ruth Rope — Creole Fashion 
Plate — Bailey & Cowan — Emmett DeVoy 
ft Co. — Demarest & Colletto— Mabel Burke 
& Co. — 3 Blighty Girls — Cora ft Carson 
Oct. 

BUFFALO 

Shea's — Reynolds & White — Imhoff. 
Cann ft Corregno — Nina Payne ft Co. — 
Briscoe & Rauh — Scotch Lads & Lassies 
-Ed. E- Ford — Kane & Herman — Alleen 
Stanley. 

BOSTON 

Keiths — Allan Rogers — Crawford ft 
Broderick — Herberts Dogs — May Wirth, 
PIpp ft Co. — Leona La Mar — Donald 
Sisters — Alice Lloyd. 

BALTIMORE. 

Maryland — Vallocitas Leopards — Bert 
Baker & Co. — Gray & Byron — Potter -ft 
Hartwd — The Nagleys — Joe Laurie — 
Loney Haskell. 

COLUMBUS 

Keith's— Belle Baker— Myers ft Noon — 
Helena Fredericks Co. — Newhotf * 
Phelps — Beatrice Morgan. 

CINCINNATI 

Keith's— Magls Glasses— Vlnlo Daly— 
O'Neil & Keller — Bert Melrose — Johnson. 
Baker ee J. — Only GGlrl —Francois Ken- 
nedy. 

CLEVELAND 
Hippo. — Edmln George— Mac. Herman 
— Outran & Marguerite — Sidney Phillips — 
Gr. Richards — Ma. ft Mrs. J. Barry— Bee 
Palmer & Co. 

DETROIT 
Temple— Allco Hamilton — Beth Beri & 
Co. — Toto— Lou ftGene Archer — Jim Jazz 
King— Masters & Kraft— Kltaro Japs— J. 
B. Morgan. 

DAYTON . 
Keith's — Countess Verona— E. ft E. 
Adair — Lew Hawkins — Reckless Eve — 
Patricola ft Myers — Chas. Henrys Pots. . 
ERIE 
Colonial — Joe Towlo — Gallorinl Sisters. 

GRG. RAPIDS 

Empress— Dillon & Parker — Stanley ft 
Birnes — Rae Samuels. 

HAMILTON 

Lyric — Santos & Hayes — Langford & 
Fredericks — Lee Kohlmar ft Co. — Ann 
Gray— LaRue & Dupree— Everests Moo- 
keys. •_ ■ . .. . 

INDIANAPOLIS 
Keith's— Walter C. Kelly — Elly — Rnbe- 
ville— B. ft F. Mayo— McMahon ft Chap- - 
pello — Dave Roth— Wm. Gleasoh ft Co. 
LOUISVILLE 
Mary Anderson — Jennie Mtddleton— 
Morris ft Campbell— Dickinson ft Deagon 
— Moran ft Wiser — Alan Brooks & Co. — 
Gautlers Top Shop. 

- * LOWELL 
Keith's— Reynolds -ft Donegan— Fred 
Berrons — Spancer ft Williams — Gill & 
Voak— Marx Bros, "ft Co.— West ft Ed- 
wards. . ..' «. - - , 

MONTREAL. 
Prlncess^-Myrtle' ft Jas. Dunedln — Wal- 
ter Brewer — DIano ft Rublnl — Joan" Adair 
& Co. — Sablni & Goodwin — Chas. Abeam 
ft Co. _ --". 

PORTLAND 
Keith's — Juggling Nelsons — Lovenberg 
Sisters and Neary— On the High Seas— 
Fenton & Fields.. 

PHILADELPHIA 

Kelth's-^Bartholdis Birds— For Pity's 
Sake— Mack ft Earl— Artistic Troat— Fal- 
lon & Brown — Wm. Rock & Co. — Joe 
Cook ft Co.— Foley ft LaTour. - • -~ 

PROVIDENCE 
Keith's — Grubers Animals — Lorimer ft 
Carberry — Petty Reat ft Bro. — Linton ft 
Lawrence — Frank Gaby — Miniature Revue 
— Stone ft Hayes — Harry Mayo. 
— PITTSBURG 
Davis — Van ft Bell — MoMaboh Diamond 
Co.— Wilkle Bard— Duffy ft Sweeney — 
Rinaldo Bros. 

ROCHESTER 
Temple — Owen MeGlvney — Sully ft 
Haughton — Bobbe & Notaon — Jack Han- 
lley — Herbert 3 — Margaret Young — Follls 
Girls — J. C. Morton ft Co. 
SYRACUSE 
Temple — Raymond ft Schran. 

TORONTO - 
Shea's — Million ft Francis — Emma Stev- 
ens — Kranz & LaSalle — 6 Ktrksmitb Slat. 
— Hanlon & CUfton — Ed. Jania Revue— 
Pressler. Klatss ft. S.— The Ushers. 



TOLEDO 

Keith's— Herman ft Shirley— Clark ft 
\erdl — Cook ft Perry — Jack Inglls — Hol- 
liday ft WlUette. 

WILMINGTON 

Garrlck — Duvall ft Symonds-^J. ft S. 
Leonard ft Co. — DuFer Boys — Carson 3 
— Homer Romalno. 

WASHINGTON 

Keith's — Dream Stars — Marcon ft Fltz- 
gibbon — Page. Hart ft Mack — Sallie 
Fisher ft Co. — Vernon Stllos — Beatrice 
Her ford — Macart & Bradford — Harvard, 
Holt & Kendrick. 

YOUNGSTOWN 

Keith's — Jack LaVler — Zardo— Klngs- 
ly Benedict Co.— Olympic Desvall — Jo- 
sephine ft Hennlngs — Luber Meroff & Co. 
CHICAGO. ILL. 

Palace — Frank Dobson ft Sirens— Anna 
Held, Jr.. ft Co. — Miss Ryan — Lightners 
ft Alexander — Current of Fun — Sutter & 
Dell. 

Majestic — TJ. S. Glee Club— Emma Carus 
'ft Co. — Julius Tannen — Bronson 6 Bald- 
win — Harry Rose — Rome ft Cullen — Ca- 
milla's Birds — Selma Braatz. 

State Lake— Moore ft Llttlefleld— Brad- 
ley ft Ardlne — L. Wolfe Gilbert — Lewis & 
White — Smith ft Austin— Breen Family 
— Maryland Singers — Billy Rogers — Ballot 
Trio. 

Orpheum — Mar man In Sis ftSchooler — 
— Billy McDermott — t Mortons — Black ft 
O'DonneU— Hudler Stein ft Phillips— The 
Duttons. 

DULUTH 

Orpheum — Royal GGascolgnes — Ted 
Doner — Will J. Ward ft Girls — Dunham 
ft O'MaUey — Bob Hall — Rosa. King Co. 
DES MOINES 

Orpheum — Mine. Ellys — Mrs. Gene 
Hugbea— Duffy ft Caldwell — Martelle— 
Jack Morrissey— Elsa Ruegger Co. 

DENVER 

Orpheum — Saranoff ft Girls — Clccolini— 
The Man Hunt— B. ft H. Mann— F. ft O. 
Walters — The Plckfordsf 

KANSAS CITY 
Orpheum — Stone ft'" Kaliz — Sweeties- 
Comfort ft King — Norwood & Hall — 
Kharum — Kanazawa Boys — Lew. Brlce & 
Co. ..-.-•.. 

LINCOLN 
Orpheum — Albertlna . Rasch .ft Co. — 
Stephens ft' HoUteter— Ergottl's Lilli- 
putians — Jimmy Savo . ft Co.— Weber' & 
RMnor- jWHHasn-' Ebs — Robbie Gordone — 
"Jas. J. Morton. 

LOS ANGELES 
Orpheum — Eva Shirley ft Band — E. & 
J. Connolly— Wood . ft Wyde — Claudia 
Coleman — Green ft ' Myra— Samaroff & 
Sonia — Casting Wards— Harry Green Cp. 
MEMPHIS • • '> 
Orpheum — Evelyn Nesblt — Bowman 
Bros.— Wright ft Dietrich— Bruce Duffet 
Co.— Fink's Mules — Oscar Lorraine. — 
MILWAUKEE 
Palace — Patricola — Rockwell - ft Fox — 
Long Tack -Sam Co.— Cantor's Lady Min- 
strels— Peggy Brooks — Jap. 

Majestic — Bessie Clayton Co.— Lew 
Dockstader— Phil Baker— Nash ft O'Don- 
— Maleta Bonconl. 

MINNEAPOLIS 
Orpheum— Alice Els Co.— Chas. Grape- 
wto • Co. — Tennessee Ten — Lydla Barry — 
Ray -Snow — J a Da Trio. 

, NEW ORLEANS 

Orpheum — Harry Watson — Haig ft Wal- 
drich — EUnore & 'Williams — PianovUle — 
Nathane Bros>~Murphy ft White. 
- OAKLAND 
Orpheum — Lambert ft Ball — "Indoor 
Sports" — Meredith ft Snoozer — Jerome & 
Herbert— "Beginning of the World"— Van 
Cellos— Geo. Price ft Co. , 
OMAHA 
Orpheum— "Not - Yet Marie"— Colour 
Gems — Karl Emmy's Pets— The Shairocks 
— Donald Roberts — Farell Taylor ft Co. — 
Buns ft Frablto. 

PORTLAND 
Orpheum— Ford Sis & Band— Stuart & 
Barnes— Grace DtMar — Howard's" Ponies 
— rBarber & Jackson — Frawley ft Louise 
—Sterling ft Marguerite... - 
SEATTLE : 
Orpheum — Gus Edwards Co. — 3 Jordan 
Girls — Jack Osterman — Aroant Bros. — 
Ernest Evans Co.— Gallagher ft Martin- 
Marshal Montgomery. 

ST. LOUIS... 
Orpheum — "Putting It Over" — Barnes ft 
Crawford — Harry Jolson — Ashley ft Diet- 
rich — Mason ft Keeler — Transfield Sisters 
— The Vivians — Bob Tip ft Co. 

SALT LAKE CITY '. 
Orpheum— TJ. S. Jazz Band— Lillian 
Shaw— Venlta Gould— Kitner ft Reaney— 
Lydell ft Macey— Arthur West ft CL 
ST. PAUL 
Orpheum — Geo. Kelly Co. — Ivan Bankoff 
Burt ft Rosedale— Sybil Bane Co. — Regay 
ft Lorraine Sis.— Belgium Trio— Harry 
Breen. 



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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. 
Orpheum — Hyazns & Mclntyre — RIko- 
letto Bros. — Fo* ft Ward — Watts ft Haw- 
ley-Jaa. H. Culler) — Cartmell ft Harris — 
"Overseas Revue" — Al ft F. Stelman. 
SACRAMENTO & FRESNO 
Orpheum — Gertrude Hoffmann — Salon 
Singers — Phlna ft Co. — Collins & Hart — 
Chris. Richards — Musical Hunters. 
VANCOUVER 
Orpheum — Nat Nazarro ft Band — Dolly 
Kay — The Rlckards — Chic Sales — Bensee 
& Baird — Roy & Arthur — Travers & Doue- 

WINNIPEQ 

Orpheum — "Extra Dry" — Pletro — Four 
Readings — Bernard ft Duffy — Eva Taylor 
A Co. — Lachmann Sisters. 

PROCTOR CIRCUIT 

(Week of Dec. 8) 

NEW YORK CITY. 

81st Street — Bert Baker ft Co.— Ran- 
dells ft Dayo — Duffy & Sweeney — Exposi- 
tion Jubilee Four— Frank Gabby— Grace 
La Rue. . 

Sth Ave. — (First Half)— Marie LaMaxr 
Co. — Fahor Bros. — Brendel ft Burt — Bobby 
Randell — Tom N'awn Co. — Ferman & Nash 
—Martin ft Webb. (Last Half)— "Play- 
mates" Plkuo & Fellows — Brown & 
Spencer — Howard ft Clark — "Lost on the 
Moon." 

58th Street— (First Half)— Billy Shoen 
— DeOnsonne & Baker — Jarvls ftHarri- 
son— Mary & Billy Ritchie— Dobbs Clark 
& Davis — Eary ft Eary— John G. Sparks 
Co. (Last Half) — Alexander & Mack — 
Nadel & Collette — Frank Markley — Pilcer 
& Douglas — Jane Courthope — Austin ft 
Allen — Marie Lailarr & Band. 

T25th Street — Mike Quallen — Mabel 
Burke — Brennan ft Rule — Tate & Tate — 
UcRay ft Clegg— Sullivan ft Scott. (Last 
Half) — Corcoran ft Mack — Chas. F. Sey- 
mon — Burt Hanlon. 

Harlem Op. House— (First HalO— Ber- 
tram Mae ft Co. — A. C. Astor — F. & W. 
Britton — McCormack & Mullen — Once 
Upon a Time. (Last Half)— Doloe Sisters 
& Co. — Friend ft Downing. 

23rd Street — (First Half) — Jean Fowlar 
— Bonlta ft Hearn — Cocoran & Mack— Er- 
nie ft Ernie— Dlanl ft Rubinl — Mamye 
Gehrue ft Co. — Sam Tee Troupe. (Last 
HalO— J- Aldrich Ltbby— Roland Travis 

M^' Vemon— (First HalO— Anthony- 
McKay ft Ardine — "Lost on the Moon" — 
Ben Bernle — Wilbur Mack — Janet Adair 
Co. (Last Half) — Bobby Randell Co. — 
Ford ft Cunningham — Roscoe Alls Co. — 
McRae ft Clegg — Chas. Kellogg. 

White Plains— (First Half)— 3 Martells 
—Tom & Doly 'Ward — Henry J. Kelly — 
Marls Hart ft Sax Revue. (Last Half)— 
4 Laurels — Connelly ft Francis — Jack Mar- 
ley— Weight Sis ft Band. 

Yonkers— (First Half) — Frank Markley 
— Pilcer ft Douglas — Jane Courthope — 
Kane Morey ft Moore — Alexander ft Mack 
(Last Half) — M. ft B. Ritchie — Ames ft 
Wlnthrop— Palo ft Palet— Harvey Holt ft 
Kendrlck. 

BROOKLYN 

Prospect — (First Half)— Piquo ft Fel- 
lows—Howard & Clark— Bert Hanlon— 
Fori ft Cunningham — Lorner Girls— Har- 
mony Kings. (Last Half) — Brendel & 
Burt — Tom Nawn Co. — Anthony — McKay 
& Ardine — Chong ft Moey. 

Halaey— (First Half)— Eldora & Co.— 
Deming & Rose — Betty Behave — Franklin 
Four— Harvey Holt ft Kendrick. (Last 
Half)— Kennedy & Dlnas — Peterson Ken- 
nedy & Murray — A 11,000 Note — Bevan ft 
Fliny— Chief Little Elk. 

Greenpolnt— (First Half) — Lauder Bros. 
—Cameron Dewitt Co. — Fisher & Gil more 
— Rekoma — Sbeppelle ft Stlnnette — Hol- 
land Travis ft Co. (Last Half— Mumford 
& Stanley — College Five — Jarvls ft Har- 
rison — Lorner Girls — Cutty ft Nelson. 

LOEW CIRCUIT 

- NEW YORK CITY 
American — (First Half)— 3 Mazuma 
Japs — Sheppard ft Duim — Dale ft Wil- 
son — Mm. Adolphus ft Co. — Harris ft 
Nolan— Geo. Hart ft Co.— Joe Darrey— 
Clalrmont Bros. (Last Half) — t-anzer ft 
Sylvia — Lalmee ft Pearson — Nat Carr — 
Luna Meroff ft Co. — Townsend Wilbur 
* Co. — Dave Harris— King Bros. 

Boulevard— (First Half)— King Bros.— 
Bauers & Saunders— BUI Dooley — Basil - 
& Allen— Davis ft Birh. (Last Half)— 
Herbert Swan — Barra Sisters — Geo. D. 
Hart— Ferns A Lltt— "Girls In the Air." 

Victoria — (First Half)— DeVoe & 
Statzer — Aubrey ft Riche — Kingsbury ft 
Munson— Concentration. (Last Half) — 
Wjay's Manikins — Sheppard ft Dunn — 
Concentration — Joe Darcey — Lorner Girls. 

Lincoln Square — (First Half) — Lilly 
Sisters — Davis ft Walker — Hugh Emmett 
& Co. — Nat Carr — Lorner Girls. (Last 
Half)— Dolly & Calame — Will Stanton ft 
Co.— Bill Dooley — Thirty Pink Toes. 

Greeley Square — (First Half) — Dancing 
Humphreys— Mason ft Bailey — Lillian 
Watson — Frank Stafford ft Co. — Walms- 
lep & Keating — Amoros & Obey. (Last 
Half) — Page ft Saunders — Harry Meehan 
—Ted McLean ft Co.— Davis ft Rich. 

Delancey SL — (First Half) — Robert 
Swan — Hudson Sisters — Fred Elliott — 
Gordon ft Merlin — Weston ft Ellne — Pan- 
zer & Sylva. (Last Half)— Davis ft 
talker — Benny Harrison & Co. — Kauf- 



ft Lillian— Wells, Virginia ft West 
— Amores ft Obey. 

National— (First Half)— Dailey Bros.— 
Wells. Virginia * West — Harry Meehan 
han— Clark'3 Hawalians. (Last Half) — 
DeVoe & Statzer— Hudson Sisters — Ho- 
mer Llnd — Cunningham & Bennett — Win. 
O Clare. 

Orpheum — (First Half) — Farrell ft 
Hatch — "Hta Taking; Way" — "Thirty 
Pink Toes." (Last Half) — Dancing 
Humphreys — Mason ft Bailey— Lillian 
Watson— Hugh Emmett ft Co.— Waims- 
ley ft Keating. 

Ave. B.— (First HalO— Joe ft Sadie Do 
Ller — Murray Leslie — allien ftMulcahy— 
Stan Stanley — Grazer ft Lawlor. (Last 
Half)— Wilfred Du Bols — Dorothy Hilton 
— Little Lord Roberts — Stan Stanley — 
Elsie Main ft Boys. 

BROOKLYN, N. Y. 

Metropolitan — (First Half) — Wray's 
Manikins — Barr Sisters — Wm. O'Callre ft 
Co.— Frns ft Lltt— Luba Meroff ft Co. 
(Last Half) — Dailey Bros. — Harris ft 
Nolan — "His Taking Way" — Weston ft 
Ellne— Hall ft'Gllday. 

DeKatb— (First Half)— Hall ft Gllday— 
Mae Marvin— Arthur J. Finn ft Co.— Dave 
Harris. (Last HalO — Claremont Bros. — 
Delbrldge ft Gremmer — Gordon ft Mer- 
lin — Bernard ft Meyers— Beth Stone. 

Palace— (First Half)— Kullewa ft Co. — 
Dorothy Hilton — Benny Harrison — Royal 

Hussars. (Last Half) — Gene ft Delaney 

Arthur Finn & Co.— Fred Elliott— Grazer 
ft Lawlor. 

Fulton— (First HalO— Beth Stone ft Co. 
— Cunningham ft Bennett — Homer Llnd 
ft Co. — Bernard ft Meyers. (Last Half) — 
Aubrey ft Riche — Dale ft Nelson — Kings- 
bury & Munson — Dale ft Wilson — Clark's 
H&w&ii&ns 

Warwick— (First Half)— Theda Bernard 
— Rucker ft Wlnfred — Mikado's Troupe. 
(Last HalO — Kullewa ft Co.— Murray 
Lesalle— Frank Stafford ft Co.— Wariety 
Trio. 

ATLANTA 

Grand — (First HalO — Arthur Stone — 
PoweU ft Worth— Walters ft Walters- 
Russell A Devltt. (Last Half) — Jack 
Goldle— 3 Victors. 

BALTIMORE 

Hippo— Ferguson ft Sunderland — Burns 
■ft Garry — "Nine O'clock" — Lane ft Plant 
— Sansome ft Delilah. 

BIRMINGHAM 

Bijou— (First Half)— Stanley— Mack ft 
Salle- -Knorr Rella ft Co. — Barnes ft 
Freeman — Jack Levy ft Girls. (Last 
HalO— Arthur Stone— Powell ft Worth- 
Walters ft Walters — Russell & De Witt. 
BOSTON 

Orpheum — (First Half) — Bicknell— 
Storey «■ Clark — Marlon Munson — Bank 
Brown — Odlva ft Seals. (Last HalO — La 
Dora ft Benjamin — Senna ft Weber — 
Spender ft Rise — Murray Bennett— Odlva 
ft Seals — Van Sloan ft Dean. 
CHICAGO 

McVlcker's — McMahon Sisters— Martin 
ft Courtney — Oh, Mike — Chas. McGoods 
ft Co. 

CLEVELAND 

Liberty — Beattie & Blans — Herman ft 
Clifton — Lew Welch — Ward Bros. — Dar- 
ras Bros. 

DALLAS 

Hippo — (First Half) — Brown's Doga — 
Fashions de Vogue. (Last HalO — Kray- 
ona ft Co. — Courtney ft Barrett — Frances 
Rice — Melllto Sisters. 




Mrs BILLY BASKETTE 

Wife of the song writer has Just fin- 
ished writing a fine Reel Feature 
Picture entitled 

'NERVOUS FINCER8' 

which win receive a Broadway Run. 



J0NLW0NE5 

Southern Levee Types 

EAGLE & RAMON A 



INDIAN DUO 



Direction— CHARLES POTSDAM 



BARRA GIRLS 

SOMEWHERE IN SONGLAND 

Dir. TOM JONES 

GOLDINI 



WIZARD ON THE ACCORDION 



Direction MEYER B. NORTH 



LOOK US OVER 



HOWARD GOIuEDY FOUR 

A QUARTETT THAT IB DIFFERENT 
Direction LEE MUCKEN FUSS 

QALEX Q RALPH 

R055 & OdNTORO 

EXPONENTS IN PHYSICAL CULTURE 
IN VAUDEVILLE 



4 HIGGLE GIRLS 



Eleven Minutes of Pep. 



PHIL BUSH. RsinM—tHfew 



WAYTSISTERS 



COMEDY NOVELTY SINGING IN VAUDEVILLE 



JACK 



GLADYS 



MILTON 



The Tkree Gregorys 

IN NOVELTY LAND 
Jack Gregory, Owner and Mgr. Booked Solid Leew Circuit 



EDDIE 



TESS 




ERRIGAN & HOWARTH 

The Long and Short of It 



FLO 



BETTY 



ELROY SISTERS 

Sunburst of Fashion and Frolic 

Direction -SAMUEL BAERWITZ 



FLORENCE WHITFORD 



SOUBRETTE JAZZ BABBIES 



SARAH HYATT 



PRIMA DONNA 



FEATURED 



MONTE CARLO OIRLS 



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IRE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10. 19 19 



IRMA & CONNER Gov't Files Vaude Probe Brief 



Dainty Iitm. the Mary Plckfortf of the wire 



Dlr., Max OMrnderT 



(Continued from Pace 25) 



DOROTHY SOTHERN TRIO 

- - In a, New. C3mmmt, Pp-to-Date Offering of 

SINGING, VIOLIN AND DANCING 

LILLIAN ML BOBS 

CASEY & AGKERM AN 

IN VAUDEVILLE 

Dodos Clark w Dares 



i VAUDEVILLE REMNANTS 



Direction Joe Page-Smith 



LEILA DAVIS & CO. 



"AS IT MAY BE" 

Management— B RUCE DUFFUS 



TOOMEY BROS. 



A COUPLE OF CLEVER BOYS 



Ckas. and 
Dorotky 



DINGLE 



'A BIT OF BLARNEY' 



PLAYS 



For STOCK REPERTOIRE, AMATEUR COMPANIES 

LARGEST ASSORTMENT IN THE WORLD. Books for 
home amusement Negro Plays. Paper, Scenery. Mrs. 
Jarley's Wax Works. Catalogue Free! Free! Free! 
SAMUEL FRENCH. Z* West «th St.. New Tork 



Chas 



Cy. 



WALT & DEMBO 

In Welcome Home 

Singing Talking (SL Comedy 

By Andy Worn 



Ben 



lillie 



MOWATT and MULLEN 



The Sun 

Material by James Madison 



IT 

Dir. Pete MacK 





VOLUMES OF HARMONY 
IN VAUDEVILLE 



Weston's Models 

THE ONLY ACT OF ITS KIND 

B«*ntiful, Fagrrnattng and Wonderful All Special Settings 



ED AH 



TOBE 



DELBRIDGE & GREMMER 

An artistic combination of aong and story. Introducing their own sons; hits: 

"KO-KO SAN*** "HASH BROWN BABY GIRL"; and 

"KEEP THE SUNSHINE IN YOUR HEART." 

Loew Circuit— Dlr. JOE MICHAELS 



agency, should be abolished; that Is to 
say. the a. F. Keith Vaudeville Exchange 
should not be permitted to charge per- 
tormers a tee tor obtaining- employment 
in the B. F. Keith theatres; the Marcus 
Loew booking offices should not be per- 
mitted to cnarge performers a fee for 
appearing In the Marcus Loew theatres, 
and the same rule would apply to the 
various other circuits. This condition 
prompted an inquiry years ago (R. 1474): 
"Why should ' the . employee employ the 
employer and pay him a commission, for 
the privilege of being employed by the 
employer?" 

One of the objects of the Federal 

Trade Commission Act is to protect the 
competitive system from the dangers of 
combination. .Therefore, every combi- 
nation which by Its necessary effect or 
because of the character of the means 
employed, restricts competition, or mo- 
nopolizes commerce, la within the pure- 
view of the law. 

Monopoly is understood to include a 
condition produced by acts of individuals. 
Its dominant thought Is the power of ex- 
Ciiislveness or unity; in other words, the 
suppression of competition by the unifi- 
cation of interest of management, or it 
may be through agreement or concert of 
action. 

National Cotton Oil Company v. Texas. 
197 U. S. 115. 

While the bDl to create the Federal 
Trade Commission was pending in the 
63rd Congress, Senator Cummins stated: 
•The unfair competition -which . Is 
sought to be reached nils that vio- 
lence of competition conducted through 
unfair practices and methods, which 
must ultimately result In the extinction 
of a rival and the establishment of a 
monopoly, x X X It is that compe- 
tition which is resorted to for the pur- 
pose of destroying competition, or eli- 
minating a competitor, and of Intro- 
ducing monopoly. That is the unfair 
competition in its broad sense which 
this bill endeavors to prevent." (Cong. 
Rec p. 12149). 

Senator Newlands, speaking on the 
same subject said: 

"The Interstate Trade Commission Is 
organized with a view of laying bare 
the methods and the organization and 
the practices that constitute monopol>. 
It is organized for the purpose of aiding 
the courts in destroying monopoly. It 
Is organized for the purpose of aiding 
the Attorney-Generalln the prosecution 
of his duty in the destruction ot mono- 
poly, x X x." (Cong- Rec. p. 14113). 
Monopoly is an accomplished conspir- 
acy. A conspiracy to monopolize com- 
merce Is one thing, and it Is very much 
like a conspiracy in restraint of com- 
merce, but the monopoly is the result of 
a conspiracy. It Is the accomplished 
thing. Therefore, if a monopoly be ac- 
quired through a conspiracy, its con- 
tinuance after the conspiracy has ceased 
to exist, is In Itself Illegal; and the con- 
spirators are liable therefore although the 
business or the combination la regulated 
by a corporation which Is controlled by 
the conspirators. 
U. S. v. Patterson. SOI Fed. 697. 
The combining of the various circuits 
of theatres. Included in the V. M. P. -A- 
ln such a manner and with the result 
that the combination occupies a dominant 
position in the Industry and suppresses 
competition between the several circuits 
composing It. such combination consti- 
tutes of itself an undue restriction of 
commerce and its necessary effect being 
unduly to restrict competition, the pur- 
pose is immaterial. 

While- the combination does not em- 
brace every vaudeville theatre in the 
United States, Its control Is so nearly 
complete that there are not enough 
theatres outside the combination to en- 
able performers to -make a living playing 
in them. But to show that a combination 
Is Illegal, it is not necessary that there 
be a complete monopoly. 

The rule In this regard is stated by th? 
Court In United States v. E. C Knight. 
156 U. S. L- as follows: 

"All the authorities agree that in 
order to vitiate a contract or combina- 
tion It is not essential that Its result 
should be a complete monopoly; it is 
sufficient if It .really tends to that end 

and to deprive the public of the advant- 
ages that flow . from free - competition-" 
While "the 'few remaining Independent 
theatres may continue for some time to 
hold out against the combination, it is 
clearly In the power of the combination 
to drive them out of business. This con- 
dition was . discussed in the case- of Mis- 
souri v. International Harvester Company, 
237 Mo. 369; "wherein the 'court said: 

"If the International Harvester Com- 
pany were disposed: to exercise, the 
power its' enormous-' wealth gives and 
If it were left unrestricted to do so. It 
could drive every competitor it now has 
from^Hhe field." *"" 

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The Supreme Court of the United 
States, in affirming the decree in the 
Missouri case, 234 L. S. 199-210. said: 
"'ibis is one of the results which the 
statute was Intended to" prevent, the 
unequal struggle of individual effort 
against the power of combination." 
A combination In the form of a trust or 
otherwise, or conspiracy in restraint of 
commerce among the several states, u 
illegal and a. monopoly of any part of toe 
commerce- among the several states Is 
likewise illegal. 

The V. It. P. A. and its affiliated inter- 
ests is clearly a combination in restraint 
of commerce among the states and has 
a monopoly of certain parts of the com- 
merce among the States. A great deal of 
time has been consumed at the hearing 
by the respondents in attempting to show 
that in spite of its alleged Illegal char- 
acter, the conspiracy is a good thing for 
the vaudeville Industry in general; that 
the actors are now faring better than they 
would if the conspiracy were dissolved. 
Of course, it is obvious that this does not 
constitute a defense, for the Inquiry of 
the Commission -will be limited to whether 
the restraint of commerce and monopoly 
exists, and will cot be concerned with me 
question whether It Is possible that some 
good might come of the conspiracy. The 
respondents seem willing to admit that 
they crushed the "White Rats Acton. 
Union," but apparently attempt to show 
that they were justified In doing so. and 
overlook the fact that tln> very existence 
of the organization which stood in their 
way, constituted a violation of law and 
the fact that the "White Rats" organiza- 
tion needed crushing can in no way be- 
come material. 

The respondents .would have the Com- 
mission believe that their present organi- 
zation has greatly benefited the actor and 
has resulted in much good to the amuse- 
ment business generally. The same con- 
tention wbs made by the defendants In 
the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing 
Companv case, 226 TJ. S. 20. that because 
of the combination there had been Im- 
provement in the quality of the product 
and the public was on that account bene- 
fited, but it was held that the prohi- 
bitions of the statute cannot be evaded by 
good motives: 

"The law Is its own measure of right 
and wrong, of what it permits or for- 
bids, and the judgment of the Courts 
cannot be set up against it In a sup- 
posed accomodation of Its policy with 
the good Intention of parties and It may 
be of some good results." . 
The respondents also dsclalm any In- 
tention to restrain commerce or mono- 
polize the amusement Industry. In this 
connection see the opinion of the Court 
in United States v. -Reading Company, 
236 U. S. 324. wherein It was held: 

"Of course If the necessary result Is 
materially to restrain trade between the 
states, the intent with which the thing 
is done Is of no consequence." 
To the same effex-i. see also United 
States v. Patten, 226 U. S. 525, wherein 
it was held: 

The respondents also disclaim any in- 
have Intended the necessary and direct 
consequences of their acts and cannot 
te heard to say to the contrary." 

"In other words, by purposely en- 
gaging In a conspiracy, which necessar- 
ily and directly produces the result 
which the statute is designed to pre- 
vent, they are in legal contemplation 
chargeable with intending that result" 
From these authorities, it is clear that 
any attempt by respondents- to show good 
motives and the absence of Intent to re- 
strain commerce, would be wholly imma- 
terial. The Court In United States r. 
Union Pacific R. R. Co., 220 U. S.. 61, 
held:- • . . 

"It is the scope of such combinations 
and their power to suppress or stifle 
competition or create a monopoly which 
determines the applicability of the Act." 
But even if it were necessary to show 
that the respondents Intended to restrain 
commerce, the comprehensiveness of their 
combination would constitute proof of 
such intent- It is well settled that where 
a combination takes in ' so large a pro- 
portion of the units of any industry that 
those outside cannot hope to compete 
with it except by sufferance, It follows 

that one of the purposes of. the combina- 
tion was to prevent effective competition 
by those outside. It was so held in the 
Standard Oil Company case. 221 U. S. 1: 
"The unification of power and control 
of- petroleum and its products -which 
was the Inevitable result- in the combin- 
ing of the New Jersey corporation by 
the increase of its stock and the trans- 
fer to it of the stocks of so many other 
corporations, aggregating. -so vast a 
capital, gives rise, in and of Itself, is 
the absence of countervailing circum- 
stances; to 'say. the-, least, and a prima 
facia presumption of intent and pur- 
pose to maintain the domlnancy over 



December 10. 1919 



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31 



the oil Industry, not as a result of nor- 
5ij methods of industrial developments. 
but by new means of combination which 
were resorted to in order that greater 
power might be added than would 
otherwise have arisen had normal me- 
thods been followed; the whole with the 
purpose of excluding others from the 
trade and thus centralizing; in the com- 
bination a perpetual control of the 
movements of petroleum and Its pro- 
ducts in the channels of interstate com- 
merce." ... 
The court In Eastern States R. L. D. 
Association V. United States. 234 XJ. S. 
CM cited and followed the Addison Pipe 
t Steel Company case. 175 U. 8.. 211. and 
Held: . 

••Congress, with the right to control the 
Add of Interstate commerce, has 'o le- 
gislated as to prevent resort to prac- 
tices which unduly restrain competition 
or unduly obstruct the free flow of such 
commerce and. private choice of means 
must yield to the national authority 
thus exerted." 

CONCLUSION. 
The summarization of the facts In this 
brief we submit Is a dispassionate state- 
ment, without emphasis or color, of the 
material matters proved upon the hearing. 
Oe evidence discloses beyond dispute 
that the respondents hare a machine 
which gives them unqualified domination 
of the entire vaudeville industry of the 
United States, and that they can, and do. 
05e such machine to control the weal of 
the actor and to make him subservient 
to their every requirement or demand; 
that they are in a position to say, and 
do say. who, and under what terms 
others, shall engage in the conducting of 
vaudeville theatres; that they can. and 
do. eliminate competition In the bookng 
of 'acts, and generally exercise an auto- 
cratic control over the Industry that eli- 
minates all semblance of competition In 
any branch thereof. 

That such a situation, from a public 
viewpoint. Is an unhealthy condition is 
not a subject for argument. The allega- 
tions of the complaint have been proved 
ind the Commission has the foundation 
from such facts proved to make findings 
thereof and a statutory oder requiring 
the respondents to cease and desist from 
their unlawful practices. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN WALSH. 

w tt.t.tam c. REEVES. 
Attorneys. 



LAURETTE TAYLOR 

SHOWS NEW POWERS 

IN LATEST PLAY 



"ONE NIGHT IN ROME." a 
drama In three acts by J. Hart- 
ley Manners. Presented by 
George C. Tyler, at the Criterion 
Theatre. Tuesday evening, Dec- 
ember 2nd, 191». 

CA6T 

Richard Oalt Philip Merivale 

Mr. Justice MUlburne.H. Cooper Cliff e 

Slgnor Dlranda George Majeroml 

Denby Wragge Berry Baxter 

Gresham. ; . . Thomas Coffin Cooke 

Bikra John Davenport Seymour 

Mrs. Oak Mrs. Felix Morris 

Mrs. Redlynch Louise Beaudet 

Zephyr Helen Blair 

Kiara Olln Field 

Iota. Grete Kemble Cooper 

Aenea Valentine Clemow 

La Bambina. .....Marie Blanchl 

"L'Enlgme" Laurette Taylor 



Deliberately Ignoring some of the most 
obvious rules of dramatic construction, 
I. Hartely Manners has written a play 
strong only- In Its sustaining of a mystery 
until the end and which is saved by the 
magical grace of Laurette Taylor's name 
and the never failing promise of her art. 

The first act, which has for its locals 
an English house party,. Is given over to 
the mysteries of palmistry. This act has 
title connection with the rest of the play, 
«ave that. It.. establishes an Interest be- 
tween L/Enigme, the fair seeress, and one 
Richard Oak. a young Englishman who 
is struggling in indesclslon over a love- 
less engagement. 

In the following act, we And this Italian 
sorceress at the country home of Oak's 
ancle, where she has been Invited as an 
attraction at a society bazare. It Is here 
that, by a rather unplausable set of cir- 
cumstances, she is suspected of stealing 
u> opal ef great value. 

It Is not until the third and last act 
that the labored mystery of the Italian 
*oman Is revealed, when Oak breaks' bis 
loveless engagement and comes to • the 
wrongly suspected L'Enlgme'a aid by 
asking her to be bis wife. . It Is then he 
learns that she is not an' Italian woman 
with a past, as Is commonly thought. 
when she removes her wig of black hair 
and discloses an English woman. Then 
follows the road to happiness. 

As L'Enlgme, Miss Taylor displayed 
some qualities which we have never found 
{■>' --r before. She showed a lofty dignity 
•n some scenes which waa new. 



ELSIE JANIS AND 

"HER GANG" SHOULD 
ENTERTAIN ANYONE 



ELSIE JANIS AND "HER 
GANG." A "Bomb Proof Re- 
vue" in two acta and eight 
scenes. Book by Elsie Janls; 
"jokes by everybody" and songs 
by William Kernell. Richard 
Fechelmer, 'B. C. HllUam and 
Elsie Janls. Presented by "Elsie 
Janls at the George M. Cohan 
Theatre. Tuesday evening, Dec- 
ember 2nd, 1919. 

PRINCIPALS 
Elsie Jinls, Bill Kernell, Eddie 
Hay, Bradley Knochu, Jerry Hoekstxa, 
Jack Brant, Charles Lawrence, 
"Chick" Deveau, Richard Ryan. Bill 
Reardon, Henry Jenswlck. Sam Bur- 
bank, Frank Miller and Herbert Ooff, 
Eva Le Gallienne. Ruth Wells, Hen- 
rlette Orvllle, Margaret Sousa, Lillian 
Cullen, Mary Balfour. The Jazz Band: 
Ewart Allan. Norman Merleton, How- 
ard Johnson. Edward W. Reno. Harry 
Berger, Joe Wise, Nat Martin, B. 
Romolo. 



Gorlnne ftrbuGkle 



SONGOLIST 

IN S0NQ3 WHAT AM 



CLARENCE 



BEATRICE 



LUTZ & NEWMAN 

. ' * . . Singing, Talking and Oanekjig , 



DICK 



BACK AGAIN 



MAX 



The diverting musical melange that 
Elsie Janls has brought to the George 
M. "Cohan Theatre is so entertaining that 
it really doesn't matter whether it is a 
real musical show or not. What, docs 
matter is that this "Bomb Proof Revue," 
as she calls St, gives this moat versatile 
of comediennes a chance to frolic and 
cavort as only she is capable of doing. 

The show Is burdened with very little 
scenery and makes no pretence at un- 
folding a plot, as was explained at the 
very outset in a witty manner by a couple 
of "Her Gang" and Miss Janls herself. 
No definite musical show rules are ad- 
hered to. except that the second act fol- 
lows the first and a total of eight scenes 
comprise both acts. 

Just the same, so well has she mixed 
the various ingredients In this melange 
that, from the beginning to the end, it 
never seems to pause for lack of dash or 
entertainment. 

"Her Gang" consists of a number of 
soldiers and a few pretty girls, just a 
sort of happy family, it seems, with Elsie 
Janls herself aa a youthful and frolicking: 
mother superior. And the wholesome fun 
that all of them exude is so refreshing 
that it Just seems to linger happily In 
the memory of those who witness the 
performance. 

Elsie Janls wrote the book and also 
wrote a few of the songs, William Ker- 
nell, Richard Fechelmer and B. C. Hill- 
lam being mentioned as the others res- 
ponsible for songs In the show. And 
among the songs "Apres la Guerre," sung 
by Miss Janls and some of her "Gang" 
near the end of the first act and "It"s 
My Temperament," sung by Charles 
Lawrence in the same act, seemed to 
make the best impression. 

This same Charles Lawrence deserves 
special mention for his humorous and 
altogether splendid delineation of a stut- 
tering soldier. His drun*ten verbal sally 
with an M. P. was a subtle and humor- 
ous bit of character acting, so much so. 
In fact, that It stamps him as a truly 
rare comedian. Among the ladles, Eva 
Le Gallienne deserves mention, for she 
is pert and pretty and sang, danced and 
acted the part of a French damosel with 
grace and proper abandon. 

with respect to the Jazz band which 
fleures Tn the show, it may be said that 
Miss Janis might have made a happier 
choice of musicians, for the playing was 
raucous and uneven, to say the least. 

In hte main, this is a show which ts 
everything that it sets out to be. namely, 
entertaining, and it will probably be found 
to.be that by the large number of people 
who will come to witness the perfor- 
mance. 

ANNA SMITH 

(NANCY LLOYD) 
or anyone knowing her whereabouts, 
kindly communicate with MRS. J. 
SMITH, 992 Southern Boulevard, N. Y. 
City. 

WANTED. 

GLADYS KLARK COMPANY. 

COMEDIAN with SPECIALTY. 

VAUDEVILLE ACT to Feature. 

Address: 

J E. BALFOUR, 

Camphellton, N. B. Canada, Week Dec. 

15th: Sherbrooke. Que.. Canada, Week 

Dec. 22nd. New England time to follow. 

AT LIBERTY. 

S C CNIC. ARTIIT 

desires Stock engagement. Paints new 

-or old art.. 

_. ; W.y, RUQE, clo Clipper, 



KNOWLES & WHITE 

In "My Policy" by Al. W. Johnson 

Direction: Arthur Klein 

SIDNEY TAYLOR & Co. 



IN A COMEDY SKETCH 



"A Thousand Dollars" 

BY SID. TAYLOR. ASSISTED BY MARION RING AND CARL B. TOELLE 

SAM WILSON 

The only colored Entertainer singing Hebrew songs and telling stories. 
; A SONG THAT IS FLYING FROM COAST TO COAST 

"Oh, Caroline, Come Take a Trip 
On My Aerollne" 

Orchestrations Ready in all Keys. Call or Write 

AL GILBERT, MUSIC PUBLISHER 

249 West 48tfa Street New York 

VAUDEVILLE ACTS. SPECIAL SONGS. ETC. WRITTEN 

Herbert & Binet 

Presenting , 

THEIR ORIGINAL SINOINQ AND TALKING. 



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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



ker 10. 1919 



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COLUMBIA WHEEL 

Al Reeves Show—Casino, Philadelphia, 
8-13: Miner's. Bronx. New York. 15-10. 

Abe Reynold's Review— Gayety, Roches- 
ter, 8-13; Bastable. Spracuse, 15-17- 
Lumbers', Utica, 18-20. ' 

Best Show In Town — Empire, Brooklyn. 
8-13: People's, Philadelphia. 15-20. 

^.FHP* Show— Majestic, Jersey City, 
8-13; Perth Amboy. 16: Plainfield. 16; 
Stfmford. Conn.. 17: Park. Bridgeport. 

Behman Show — Empire, 

Lyric. Dayton, 15-20. 
B ? au ' y Trust— Empire. Newark, 8-13- 

Casino. Philadelphia, 15-20. 

"SLelSi^CU Pa rt» ia n Whirl-Grand. 
Hartford, 8-13: Jacques. Waterbury. 

Bon Tons — Columbia Newi 
Empire. Brooklyn. 15-20. 

B °ty' e Se^,°l UI ?5 b -^. Ch,<a * - 8 "" : °«- 

Bostonlana— Jacques. Waterbury 8-13- 

Hurtig & : Seamon's. New York. 15-20* 

^••g" Bevue— Gayety. Pittsburg 8- 

AkroW-2o! OUDeBtOWI, • 1B " 17: Grknd ' 
Burlesque Wonder Show— Gayety. De- 
troit, 8-13; Gayety. Toronto. 15-20. 
Dave Marion Show— Star & Garter, Chi-- 
cago. 8-13; Berchell. Des Momes/lowl 

^'"io"- <?Lj£ e Day-Park. Youngstown. 
land' itag* Akron ' 11_1S; Star . Clere- 

Glrts-a-Ia-Carte— Lyrfe, Dayton. 8-13- 
Olympic Cincinnati, 15-20 
» ™ of $ ne u - a A,— Bastable. Syracuse 

Girls de Looks— Gayety 

Cayetly, Buffalo. 15-20. 
Golden Crooks— Casino. 

Grand. Hartford, 15-20. 
H ??T Hastings Show— Berchell.' Des 

Moines, Iowa, 7-9; Gayety,Omaha.l6-20. 
Crf,i > .,f m T rtca— Orpheum. Paterson. 8-13: 
Majestic Jersey City 15-20 •. "- 

m v™. H1P o ,f°°™y— Miner's Bronx. New 
. York - *-l»; Casino, Brooklyn, 15-20 

e , w ., K ^ Uy Show— Gayety, Washington 
r£2i °2H ty Httsburg. 15-20. mn * lon ' 
^ e f ty >? lrl8 -^9 lympic Cincinnati. 8-13; 

Columbia, Chicago. 15-20. 
Maids ofAmerica— Gayety. Kansas City 

22?27. ^ >e °' 15 " 20: V**"*- s »- ^o"& 
Million' Dollar Dolla-Gayety, Boston, 8- 

13: Columbia. New York. 15-20 
irollie Williams Show— Gayety, Omaha, 
r^??.", *'J. 3; Gayety- Kansas City. lsTaE 
Oh Girl— People's. Philadelphia, 8-13- Pa- 
lace, Baltimore, 15-20. ■»*».«» 
Peek-a-Boo— Hurtig & 

York, 8-13; Orpheum. 
Rose] and Girls — Gayety 

8-13; Empire Albany 
Rose Sydell's 'London ] 

N. Y., 8-10: Poughkeepsie. 

ty, Boston, 15-20. 
Sam Uowe Show— Star Cleveland, 

Empire. Toledo, 15-20. 
Sight Seers — Open, 8-13; 

Louis, 15-20. 
Social Maids — Gayety, Buffalo, 

Gayety. Rochester. 15-20. 
Sporting Widows— Gayety. 9L Louis, 8-13; 

Star & Garter. Chicago 15-20. 
Star & Garter Show— Casino, Brooklyn. 

8-13; Empire, Newark. 15-20. 

Step Lively Girls— Palace. Baltimore, 
8-13-; Gayety, 'Washington, 15-20. 

Twentieth Century Maids — Stamford. CL, 
10: Park, B rid Report 11-13; Cohan's, 
Newburg, 15-17; Poughkeepsie, 18-20. 

Victory Belles— Empire. Albany, 8-13; 
Casino. Boston, 16-20. 

AMERICAN WHEEL 

All Jazz Review — Gayety Baltimore, 8-18; 
Lyceum. "Washington, 15-20. 

Aviator Girls — Majestic, Scran ton, 8-13; 
Armory. Blnghamton, 15-17; Inter- 
national, Niagara Falls, 18-20. 
Broadway Belles — Broadway, Camden, N. 
J„ 8-11: Grand. Trenton, 12-18; Bijou, 
Philadelphia. 15-20. 

Beauty Review — Bijou, Philadelphia, 8- 
13; Empire, Hoboken, 15-20. 

Bathing Beauties — Empire, Providence, 
8-13: Olympic, New York, 16-20. 

Blue Birds — Penn Circuit. 8-13; Gayety. 
Baltimore. 16-20. 

Cabaret Girls— Gayety. Newark, 8-13; 
Broadway, Camden, 15-18; Grand, Tren- 
ton. 19-20. 

Crackerjacks — Cadillac, Detroit, 8-13; 
Englewood. Chicago. 16-20. 

Dixon's Big Review?— Gayety, Sioux City, 
8-13: Century, Kansas City. 16-20. 

Edmund Hayes Show— Gayety Milwaukee, 
Wis., 8-1S; Gayety, St. Paul. 16-20. 

Follies of Pleasure — New Academy, Buf- 
falo 8-13; Empire, Cleveland, 16-20. 

French Frolics— Trocadero, Philadelphia, 
8-13: Open. 16-20. 

Girls from the Follies— Park, Indiana- 
polis, 8-13: Gayety, Louisville. 18-20. 

Girts from Joyland— Empire. Cleveland, 
8-13; Cadillac. Detroit, 16-20. 

Girls, Girts, Girls— Gayety, Minneapolis, 
8-13; Gayety. Sioux City. 15-20. 

Grown Up Babies— Howard Boston, 8-1S; 
Empire, Providence, 16-20. 



Seamon's, New 
Paterson. 15-20. 
Montreal, Can., 
15-20. 
Bell ea— Newburg, 
11-13 Gaye- 

8-13; 

Gayety, St. 

8-13; 



Jazz i*a~.es — Century. Kansas City. 8-13- 

Open. 15-20; Standard, St. Louis, 22-27' 
Kewple Dolls — Armory, Blnghamton, 8-10- 

International. Niagara Fans, 11-13; 

Star, Toronto. Can., 15-20. 
Lid Lifters — Lyceum. 'Washington, 8-13; 

Trocadero, Philadelphia. 15-20. 
Midnight Maids— Empress, Cincinnati 8- 

13; Lyceum, Columbus, 16-20. 
Mischief Makers— Gayety. Brooklyn, 8-13- 

Gayety. Newark, 16-20. 
Monte Carlo Girls— Olympic, Newt York, 

8-13; Gayety, Brooklyn, 15-20. 
Oh Frenchy — Plaza, Springfield, 8-13; 

Grand, Worcester. Mass., 15-20. 
Pacemakers— Majestic, WUkesbarre 8-13- 

Majestlc Scranton. 15-20. 
Pat White Show— Grand. Worcester, 8-13: 

Howard. Boston. 16-20. 
Parisian Flirts — Englewood. Chicago. 8- 

13; Haymarket, Chicago, 15-20. 
Rnrrle D axils Girls— Open. 8-13; Stand- 
ard. St. Louis, 15-20. 
Retard Breakers— Open, 8-13; Majestic, 

WUkesbarre, 15-20. 
Round the Town — Standard. St. Louis. 

8-13; Park. Indianapolis. 16-20. 
Sliding Billy Watson Show — Lyceum, Co- 
lumbus. 8-13; Victoria, Pittsburg, 16-20. 
Social Follies — Gayety, St. Paul, 8-13; 

Gayety. Minneapolis, 16-20. 
Some Show— Gayety, Louisville, 8-13; 

Empress, Cincinnati, 16-20. 
Sport Girls — Haymarket, Chicago, 8-13; 

Gayety, Milwaukee, 15-20. 
Stone A Pillard Show — Star, Brooklyn. 

8-13; Plaza. Springfield. Mass., 15-20. 
Sweet Sweetie Girls — Star, Toronto. 8-13; 

New Academy. Buffalo, 15-20. 
Tempters — Empire, Hoboken, 8-13; Star. 

Brooklyn, 15-20. 

penn Circuit. 
■Wheeling. W. Va. — Monday. 
Unlontown. Pa. — Tuesday. 
Johnstown. Pa. — Wednesday. 
Altoona, Pa. — Thursday. 
WIHlamsport, Pa. — Friday. 
York, ■ Pa. — Saturday. 



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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



33 




GOLDWIN GETS 

COIN FROM 

DUPONTS 

STOCK GOES ON THE CURB 



Another angle to the activities of 
the Da Pouts, in association with their 
direct and indirect banking interests, 
developed last week, with the an- 
onncement of the Goldwn Film Com- 
pany that it had become affiliated with 
the powder people in a financial way. 

In effect, the announcement stated 
that Da Pont money was behind the 
picture corporation to a total of many 
millions and that, as a result, an ela- 
boration of both the producing sched- 
ule and releasing- aria would go into 
effect as soon 'tis the legal details can 
be arranged 

The new affiliation adds many Im- 
portant names to the Goldwn Board 
of Directors They Include: H. F. Du 
Pont, vice president of the Du Pont 
Powder Company ; Eugene B. Du Pont, 
W. W. laird of Laird & Co. of Wil- 
mington, C. C. Kurte, vice president of 
the Wilmington Trust Company ; R. M. 
Carpenter, vice president of the Du 
Pont Powder Company ; B. V. B. Thay- 
er, president of. the Chase. National 
Bank; Duncan Holmes, vice president - 
of the Cli&se Securities Corporation; 
William Topkis, George T. Bissel, G. 
W. Davison, vice president of the Cen- 
tral Union Trust Company ; Macmillan 
. Hoopes and Abbot M. Wittenberg, a 
member of H Content & Co. 

This new development -in the picture 
company will mean an increase in cap- 
ital stock of an authorized amount of 
l.OOO.OOOshares, of which there is In- 
tended to be .460,000 outstanding. 

Trading on the curb market in Gold- 
wyn stock began Friday of last week 
and it was extremely active. H. Cont- 
ent and Company are acting as brok- 
ers. 

This announcement of almost unlim- 
ited financial backing is the second one 
of importance the picture people have 
made within the past six months Not 
long ago, P. J. Godsol became actively 
associated with them, and A. H. 
Woods and the Shuberts became of- 
ficers in the company by representa- 
tion, reserving for Goldwyn photoplay 
production all the plays whieh they 
had produced and expected to produce 
as dramatic offerings. 



GIVES $14,000 TO WIDOW 

The Board of Directors of the Univ- 
ersal Film Manufacturing Company, 
passed a resolution last week whereby 
Mrs. Armstrong, the widow of Dr. 
Joseph Robert Armstrong, who was 
killed in the Smithsonian-Universal 
expedition in Sooth Africa, is to re- 
ceive $14,000. ' This was the amount 
of the insurance money carried by the 
company for its own benefit. 

In addition to the $14,000, Mrs. 
Armstrong will also receive $6,000, 
which she is entitled to as the one 
named as beneficiary in the policy car- 
ried for Dr. Armstrong. 



FOX BUYS FIVE STORIES 

William Fox has purchased five new 
stories to be made into films with bis 
leading stars. These include "The 
Iron Rider" hy Frank L. Packard, for 
William Russell; "Find the Woman" 
by Gellett Burgess; "The Orphan," 
Clarence B. Mnlford's story will have 
William Farnum as the star; "The 
Honor of the Force" by Alan Sullivan, 
for Farnum, and "From Now On," by 
Frank L. Packard, star not yet picked. 

SHOWING SEMON FILMS 

The Capitol Theatre, the world's 
largest house, baa signed to show the 
karrrT Semon comedies being produced 
by Vitagraph under the new $3,000,000 

policy. 



WELLS MAKES BIG DEAL 

With the idea of building a number 
of picture theatres in Richmond, Nor- 
folk and other Virginian points, Jake 
Wells of Richmond, who has been vis- 
iting New York, has put over a $1,- 
000,000 deal in which Winner and 
Vincent and the Keith interests are 
involved. Wells intends to build a 
number of theatres, confining the seat- 
ing capacity to one floor. 



FAIRBANKS COMPLETES ANOTHER 

Douglas Fairbanks has completed 
his second production to be released 
through the United Artists Corpora- 
tion, under the title of "When the 
Clouds RoU By." It wiU be realeased 
December 29th. 

Tom Geraghty wrote the scenario for 
"When the Clouds Roll By" and is now 
permanently with the Fairbanks or- 
ganization. Lou Weedock, a New 
York newspaperman, assisted Geragh- 
ty in editing the film. Henry Clive, 
the artist, will have his first screen 
drawings shown In the illustrated 
titles of the feature. 



RICH GOES WITH METRO 

H. Thompson Rich has. resigned 
from the. Yltagraph scenario staff, 
where he had been for a year, to ac- 
cept a position with the Metro Film 
Corporation. He left . for the Coast 
last week, where he will work under 
the direction of Maxwell Karger. 



HYMAN SUCCEEDS LOVEIUDGE 

Edward L. Hyman has been ap- 
pointed manager of The Strand Thea- 
tre, Brooklyn, to replace John Love- 
ridge, recently resigned. Hyman has 
been with the Strand firm for quite 
some time. It was thought, at first, 
that Louis Gilbert, assistant manager, 
would get the house. - 



NEW PRODUCERS 
TO DISTRIBUTE 

INDEPENDENTLY 

ALL CAN GET OUTPUT 



FILM FLASHES 



Los Angeles, Cal., Dec 7. — Accord- 
ing to an official announcement issued 
from the headquarters of the newly 
formed Associated Producers, the en- 
tire output of the organization will be 
distributed independently to exhibitors 
everywhere, without discrimination, so 
that the owner of one house and the 
owner of a hundred, will have an equal 
opportunity to purchase the films, if he 
wants them. 

The new organization, beaded by 
Thomas H. I nee as president, and 
Mack Sennett, as treasurer, will start 
work immediately the present con- 
tracts of its members expire. The 
produced will be allowed to spend as 
much money as may be required to 
bring about the perfection of bis pro- 
duct and there will be no schedule of 
production, each producer getting out 
as many pictures as he can without 
impairing the quality of his output. 

The entire output of the new or- 
ganization will be placed on the mar- 
ket for general booking by exhibitors, 
direct The pictures of the new asso- 
ciation will bear the names of such well 
known independents as Marshal Neil- 
an, Allan Dwan, Mack Sennett, Thomas 
H. Ince, George Loane Tucker, Maurice 
Tournier and many more which have, 
for obvious reasons, been withheld. 

Further details regarding the minor 
officials and executives of the distribu- 
tion centres and the like will be given 
out during the coming week. This 
mudh, however, is known, the company 
is thoroughly organized and heavily 
capitalized. 



COMPLETING "FORTUNE HUNTER" 

Earle Williams and his supporting 
company are completing the screen 
version of "The Fortune Hunter," the 
comedy by Winchell Smith which is 
being produced by Vltagraph. Jean 
Paige is playing the leading female 
role opposite Williams In the film, 
which is being directed by Tom Ter- 



LETTER LIST 



Arnold Bert C. 
Burt Castle D. 

Burton, E. D. 
Barwold. W. H. 
Blake, John L. 
Brooks, Geo. V. 
Bowman, Jas. 
Coffin, C. 
Clifford. Jack 
Dalv.Orlando D. 
Dooley. T. 
Dlderlchsen, Geo. 

Akerman, Babe 
Barron. Minnie 
Bailey. Mrs. 
Berry. Mildred 
Barnes, Vera 
Bates, Betty 
BalleriDl, Clara 
Busley, Jessie 
Chlpman Sisters 
Crawford, Nellie 
Carrlngton. A. 
Corbln, Elfle 
Dowllnr. May 



GENTLEMEN 
Denning, Jas. P. Lenders, E. W. 



Earle, Burt 
Farnum, Ted 
Frazer. R. W. 
Graney, Carl 
Harrlman Players 
Jung Bros. 
Judge, Johnnie 
Kearney, John F. 
Kundel, Glenn 
Kingsbury. Howard 
Kolb J. W. 



Dunbar. E. L. 
Elsmere Bertha 
Farr. Florlne 
Farlardean. Doll I. 
Firestone, Billy 
Frances, Mae 
Gordon, Blllle 
GUman, Carlotte 

Graeff Dolores 
Gaby, Frank 
Hardy. Marguerite 
Hart. Chick 
Hardy. Fannie 



Lace, R. H. 
Millard, Bill 
alallia. Henry 
McCurry. Bobt 
Merlin. Jack 
Morrisey, Mr. 
N'aden, Lew 
Penny, Harry 
Powers, Tom 
Rachen, H. 
Riddle. Billy & VI. 

LADIES 

Hutchinson. Mae 
Harding'. Olive 
Hills, Anna 
Joyce, Louise 

Jackson. Claire 
Kinsey. Madge 
Lorraine. Peggy 
Luker. Eleanor 
Lemalre, Helen 
Lewis. Augusta 
La Bergere. Elate 
Morton, Julia 
Mackonnon. Mrs. J. 



Reed, Harry 
Roy, Walter G. 
Roehr, Cbas. Arthur 
Stern. Arthur J. 
Shea, Phil. 
Tumour. Jules 
Bert Tomklnson 
Urgo. Paskuale 
Weston, Jack M. 
Wohltman. L. G. 
Williams, Jack 



Nova Sylvia 

Flckett Sisters 
Pierce Agnes 
Pete Emily 
Richards Elvlna 
Rose. Ann 
Reed, Eleanor 
Shorey, Ethel Mae 
Smith, Isabella 
Silks, Mary 
Sills, Rosemary 
OUiam. Assa. 
Terry, Jeanette 
Vernon, S. - 



William M. Vogel has just returned 
from a three months trip to Europe to 
study the .conditions of the film markets 
for William Vogel productions and At- 
lantic Cinema Corporation. 

Majole Rambeau la at work on her 
first picture for Capellanl Production* in 

Fort Lee in "The Fortune Teller." 

J. Robert Pauline, the hypnotist, is to 
be starred in a new aerial cow being- 
made at Flushing. L. L, from the story 
by Arthur B. Reeve and John Grey. with, 
two directors at work on it. 

Sachs Fldelroan, concert master of the 
Rial to has returned from a three weeks 
concert tour. 

Lieutenant Melvln W. Maynard. '.'The 
Flying Parson." is to appear In a new 
feature in ten parts called "Determin- 
ation," in which Tod Sloan, once premier 
Jockey of the world. Is also to be seen. 
F. F. Stoll la the producer and will spend 
JS0O.000 on the .picture. 

Oscar Apfel has been engaged by Albert 
Capellanl to direct "Held in Trust," with 
Dolores Cassinelll. 

June Mathls. Metro scenarlolst, js com- 
ing East on a vacation. 1 

Arthur and Lois Zellner are writing the 
Scenario of "Juda" In which May AUlson 
is to be starred. 

Henry Harmon will play the role he 
played In the stage production of "Old 
Lady 31," for the Metro picture by the 
same name. 

Edward J. Shutter has been placed In 
charge of the exterior art wont on all 
Metro Screen Classics Pictures. In Holly- 
wood. 

Paul Turner has been selected as Vice 
President of Taylor Holmes Films. Inc., 
of which the comedian Is president. 
Thomas A. Parsons supervising director, 
and H. H. Brunner secretary. 

W. Tj Beckway has been especially en- 
gaged to photograph "Old Lady «'■ for 
Metro. 

Pathe will release "Fighting Creasy" 
the Bret Harte feature in which Blanche 
Sweet Is starred, on January 16th. 

"The A.-B.-C. of Love," with Mae Mur- 
ray In the stellar role, will be released by 
Pathe on December Uth. "»=■*■«» T 

Doris Kenyon is to be starred In a film 
version of Augustus Thomas's play "The 
Harvest Moon," for Deitrlch-Beck. 

Juanlta Hansen has been engaged to 
star In a new serial for Pathe, after ah* 
completes "The Loot City," for Sellg. 

Norma Talmadgea' second First Na- 
tional picture will be "The Woman 

KeaTwnf&rSr" JohMon< wMcb ■■» 

"At The Barn." In which Constance 
Talmadge Is being starred, has been 
changed, finally, to "Two Weeks," and 
will be released under that name. 

June Caprice who was forced to quit 
work an "Little Mother Hubbard" be- 
cause of Illness, has recovered and Is bock 
at work. 

Edward ffloman la to direct Bessie 
Barriscale in "The Luck of Geraldlne 
Laird." for B. B. Productions. 

Cissy Fitzgerald will be starred In a 
series of two reel comedies made by TJnlt- 
<-<i Picture Theatre*, the first of whleh 
will be released on December 14th and 
called "Cissy's Economy." 

Tessa Guinan, sharpshooter deluxe and 
second BUI Bart, Is to be featured in a. 
series of two reel western features for 
Bull Eyes' Films. 

Robert Vlgnola. under contract with If> 
ternatlonal to direct CosmopOiltsa fea- 
tures, has arrived from the coast and will 
soon start wont on his first ; picture. 
probably with Marion Davie*. 



34 



THE HEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 10. 1919 



HUDSON 



Theatre. Wat 44th St 
Eves. S.20. Mats. Wed. 
* Sat. 2.20. 
BOOTH TARKINGTON'S 
New Comedy 

CLARENCE 

p« Tllinr Theatre. West 42nd St. 
T L ! I II b t Eves- 8.20. Mat*. Wed. 
LUI "•»*"• av gat. 2.20. 

A. H. WOODS Presenta 

THE GIRL IN 

I THE LIMOUSINE 

••ioo per cent funnier than "Fair * 
Warmer.' "— Ev.' Mall. • - _- . 

• "Took the Ud off the laughs." — Time*. 

Broadway Jr. 47th St. 
Mat Dally at 2 P. If. 
25. 50, 75, SI. J1.60 
Every Night 
25. 50 and 7So. 
Bothwetl. Browne and Bathing .Olria; 
"Vie" Qulnn; "The Little Cottage"; 
Wllllame A Wolfua; Beatrice Herford, 
and Blossom Seeley A Co. 

Happy Days ^r 



a. f. 

Keith'. 



PALACE 



HIPPODROME 



MATINEE At 
EVERY DAY The 

Happy Prices— Seata • Week* Ahead 
^pag»ae>^jg»aga^fc«*gti -s-o^xxixs- <xx> 



REPUBLIC ESZfVZtt 

l\l_l VULIU jjn^ Wei 4 sat. ISO 
A. H. WOODS Presents 

A VOICE xn". DARK 

"Begins where all mystery plays end." 
— Globe. 

Knickerbocker fettSS 

JOHN CORT8 New M usical Comedy 

R0LY-B0LY EYES 

. Music by 
Edgar Allan Wolff 
Eddie Brawn A Louis arutnbarg 

With BODIB L.HUSAHD 

Largest. Handsomest Chorus In Town 
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by H.- H. Frazee, at the Comedy 
Theatre. Wednesday evening, 
December 3rd. 1919. 
CAST 
Catherine Smith. .... ...Mona Ktagsley 

Eva Johns....... June Walker 

Hilda .' ..Bae Bowdin 

Lucille Early, . _ 

Theresa Maxwell Conover 

Edward Early Frank Morgan 

James Smith . Clifton Crawford 

Tom Trainer Bobert Flake 

Korah ..— -..Edith King 

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Unheralded by the usual noisy blare of 

the press agent's trumpet. "My Lady 

Friends" crept quietly into town last 

Wednesday night- and proved to be hlgh- 

. ly entertaining. 

The new piece, with its moderately 
conventional and SaBtwawafj plot, is with- 
out doubt intended as a warning for old- 
fashioned wives who do not know that 
the best and only way to keep a husband 
Is to keep him broke. ■' 

The story revolves about one Jlmrnie 
Smith who baa made a. fortune selling 
bibles and whose chief occupation In life 
is to spread' sunshine by throwing his 
money around. Then there is his wife, 
one of those earing souls, whose chief 
enjoyment is extracting a whole dinner 
from a soup bone. * 

It la not until she has learned the bit- 
ter lessons of two acts .and a half that 
Mrs. Jlmrnie takes the hint and begins 
squandering. She handles money like a 
baby would a new toy. buying diamonds 
and other luxuries and even going so far 
as to take . a $100,000 place on Long 
Island. 

And so on and so on, an amusing piece 
from beginning to end, made more so by 
the presence of none other than Clifton 
Crawford, who, in the role of the spend- 
thrift husband, injects contagious merri- 
ment in every scene. He Is ably assisted 
by .Theresa Maxwell and a chubby per- 
sonage named June 'Walker. 

GOVT SUES GENERAL FILM . 
The United States Government Is 
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defunct, for HL394. ane lor taxes on 
net taxable Income lor 1914. General 
filed a net income of $66,513 with the 
Government, bat the latter discovered 
that the profits were $1,139,500. The 
General had contended that footage 
charges were deductable under the law 
and, npon" the -decision' aa to whether 
they are or not, rests the Government 
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L. Lawrence - Weber and Lewis J. 
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Destiny," under the direction ol George 
Irving. Miss Bailor was lonnerly 
With the "Follies," "Experience," and 
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DEATHS 



METER COHEN, president of the 
Meyer Cohen Music Publishing Companv 
'died Wednesday. Dec. 3rd, at the Miseri- 
cordla Hospital from — otood ""poisoning 
which began with an infected finger. Be 
was fltfy-ftve years of age and a native 
of Calfornla. 

Mr. Cohen came east about twenty-five 
years ago, a member of Archie Boyd's 
theatrical company, in ..which he was 
featured as a singer. He had a big and 
pleasing voice and, In addition to touting 
with many of ~ the big companies, was 
neard In vaudeville, where -he was one of 
the first to introduce the illustrated song 
act. Leaving the stage, he became con- 
nected with the music house of Chas. 
K. Harris,- where he was first New Tork 
representative and -afterward general 
manager, a position he held for seventeen 
years. Following this' he. became manager 
forSarry Von TUzer and for the last two 
years was the head of his own publishing 
house. His wife" died last summer and 
be leaves no blood relatives In the east, 
a step-daughter being his next of. kin. 
Widely known in both the musical and 
theatrical world, of pleasing and kindly- 
personality. Cohen left a host of friends. 
to mourn him. -^ •: .' ' : 

The funeral was held on Friday at 
Campbell's- Murtuary Church and was 
attended by scores of people prominent 
In the theatrical and musical world. 






In memory of my friend 
MEYER COHEN - 

who passed away Dec. 3rd, 1919 
LEX) WOOD. 



In memory of my- dear wife 

ELISE BISHOP MELVILLE 

who died Dec 10th, 1918. 
Gone, never to be forgotten 
by her devoted husband 

WILLIAM MELVILLE. 



In loving memory of my darling 
slater 

Myrtle Verdier 

Died December 13th, 1918. 
I miss your love, and will never, 
never forget you, . . 

Your loving sister i 

HATT1E , 



- William H. Stowell Fair, a motion pic- 
ture actor, waa killed last week in a rail- 
way accident near Elirabethville. South 
Africa. He was born in Boston and was 
38 years old. He appeared In several Uni- 
versal productions, supporting r>orothy 
Phillips, among which were "The Heart 
of Humanity,'.' "The Right To Happi- 
ness," and "Paid in Advance." 

Ethan Melville Robinson, booking man- 
ager of the Keith Vaudeville Exchange. 
died last week at his home from pneu- 

monla.' . ' - - 

Mr. Robinson was born In Albany on 
June 6. 1873. He. started his career In the 
Show business with a circus, and later 
became manager for Proctor's Albany 
Theatre. When the 58th Street theatre 
was completed, he waa placed in charge 
there and after three years, came to the 
office of the United Booking Offices. At 
the time of his death he was in chare of 
the booking of all the B. F. Keith houses 
In the Middle West.- Including those of 
Harry Davis, Pittsburg. 

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Remar rtable Waltz Lullaby in"Sixths". Nothing LiKe It Published! 

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Lyric by Harold C. Frost 



Slow and drramy 



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Music by Henry F. GlicKmtvc 



The moon is sail-mg low Where "Southern breezes blow, It's twi- light 'round the cab - m door; 



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I bear my Mammy dear, A-sing-ing as in days uf yore, - And it seems a-gain I'm on her knee And she's croon-ing' this sweet jnel-o • dy — 
CHORUS. Small note* ( Alio) I 




Ob! rock 



a bye,___ . ."my . hon . ey, while close__ to Mam - my's breast; 



The 




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FLOATIN' DOWN 



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OUR FAST GROWING, FAST- 
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whis - tie toot! toot! toot in> - a way, ^_r And' those dark - ies sing irf, ban-jos ring- in' till the break of day 




fields of su gar cane seem to wel come me a gain, Float in' down to Cot ton .Town. 

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WE ALSO PUBLISH THE TWO BIGGEST WALTZ SONG HITS OF THE SEA50N: 

Sweet Hawaiian Moonlight 
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December 17, 1919 



Remarkable Waltz Lullaby in"Sixths". Nothing LiKe It Published! 

Try This Charming Melody, Your Key is Waiting for You; Sure Fire Success, 






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Lyric by Harold G. Frost 



A WALTZ LULLABY 



Music by Henry F. GlicKman 



Slow and dreamy 



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The moon is sail-ing low Where 'Southern breezes blow, lis iwi- light 'round the cab- in door,_ 



When 3il- v'ry stars ap-pear, 



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I hear my Mammy dear, A-sing-ing as in days of yore. And it seems a. gain I'm on her knee And shtto croon-ing this sweet mel-o . dy-— 
.CHORUS. Small notes ( Alto) ad 1 




Oh' rock 



• bye, "my hon ey, while close to Mam my's breast ;_ 



The 




fields of snowy whTte^_ are fleam ing thro* the nigKT^L. so close your eyes, — my dusk 




lit • tic Pick • a • nin - ny Sw«l_ mag - DO 



as sway - tng, The birds—. have gone__ 




_— Just drift _ and dream_ on Slum -"ber Stream While Mam • roy sings the Pick • a* nin- By BiueTT_ 

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FLOATIN' DOWN 



THIS KIND IS SCARCE. YOU HAVE 
BEEN LOOKING FOR A FAST TWO- 
FOUR DIXIE SONG. THIS IS / 
"PIPPIN". FULL OF ACTION! 



OUR FAST GROWING, FAST- 
TIME DIXIE SONG. OPEN WITH 
IT AND STOP 'EM! CLOSE WITH 
IT AND KNOCK 'EM DEAD! 



CHORUS 



TO COTTON TOWN 




Float in' down — my hon - ey, float - in' down, Float -in' on the riv er down to Cot ton Town; Just hear that 




whis tie toot! toot! toot in' a way, And those dark - is* sing in", ban - jos ring- in' till the break of da* 




Hon ey lamb,_ my lit - tie hon -.ey limb, 



I'll come back to 

a tempo 



you and Al a bam',. 




field* of m gar cane seem to wel come me a gain, Float in' down to Cot ton Town. 

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WE ALSO PUBLISH THE TWO BIGGEST WALTZ SONG HITS OF THE SEASON: 

Sweet Hawaiian Moonlight 
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Founded by 
FRANK QUEEN, 1853 



NEW YORK. DECEMBER 17. 1919 



VOLUME LXVn— No. 46 
Price, Fifteen Cants, |5. M a xmi 



Reorganized Orpheum to 

Be Made Up of 150 Houses 

Stock Expected To Be Listed Around $90 Per Share— Beck and 

Meyerfeld Execute New Contracts to Remain With 

Circuit for Fire Yean 



■Hie new Orpheum Circuit will eni- .. 
brace, approximately, 150 houses. It . 
will include the present chain of Or- 
pheum Theatres, independent theatres . 
that have' been, booking Orpheum acta, 
and theatres of smaller middle and 
central Wist cfrctrite tfhat trie Or- 
pheum is taking over. 

While the list of this latter class of 
theatres baa not, as yet, N:en an- 
nounced, the cities embraced include 
Madison, Wisconsin; Davenport, Iowa; 
Rockford. Illinois and Springfield, II- . 
llnols. Seventeen such houses hare been 
tied up by the new Orpheum combine 
in the past several' weeks. By January 
1st, it in expected that the Orpheum 
will own and control about 100 houses 
of this calibre. 

The independent bouses that have 
been taken over by the Circuit are as 
follows: Palace, Majestic and State 
Lake, Chicago; Orpbeum, Winnipeg; 
Orpbeum, Grand and Rlalto in St. 
Louis; Palace, New Orleans; Orpheunn, 
Des Moines ; Orpbeum. Sioux City ; Or- 
pheum, Lincoln; and Orpheum, Du- 
iniii. New theatres are to be built in 
many of the cities that already have 
Orphem theatres. In these, one house 
will '. play - standard Orpheum acts, 
while the other plays the State Lake 
type of show. So far. plans for four 
new theatres have' been announced. 

A new theatre is to be built-in San : 
Francisco; to cost about $2,000,000. It 
will have a seating capacity of 4,000, 
and work will begin early in January. 
Los Angeles is also to bave a new 
house, with a seating capacity of 3,000. 
It will play three 50 centa shows a day 
and have no reserved seats. 

Similar houses will be built in Min- 
neapolis and ; Oakland. 

The new corporation will be known 
as the Orpheum Circuit, Incorporated. 
It was Incorporated In Debt ware with 
$50,000,000 par capital. Martin Beck, 
now managing director; of the Or- 
pheum Company, will be president. 
Morris . Meyerfeld, Jr., now president 
of the Orpheum Theatre and Realty 
Company, will be chairman of the 
Board of Directors. Those proposed 
for the board are: Marcus Helman, 
George Fehr, Mort Singer, Mrs. Carol- 
ine Kohl, Lou Brown and Frank Tate, 
aa well as a representative of the 
Central . Trust Company of Chicago, 
and. Richardson, -Hill and Company, of 
Boston, respectively. These two con- 
cerns have underwritten the securities 
of the new corporation. 

The. corporation., will issue SOO.OOO 
shares of preferred stock and .6,000,000 
of ..common; .,. The bankers are now 
conferring over the price at which it. 
will be underwritten. -- An Orpheum of-. 
fldal intimated that the stock would 
probably open on . the, market around 
490 per Share. The common stock will 



have no par value. The preferred will 
pay 8 per cent and is to be $100 par. 

According to San Francisco reports, 
Orpheum Circuit stockholders are 
said to be receiving for their stock $2 
cash per share. $12 in preferred stock 
an 24 shares in common stock. 

A plan will later be announced 
whereby Orpheum .'employees such as 
office men, musicians, stagehands, 
house staffs and artists who bave 
played for many years on the Orpheum 
Circuit may purchase a block of stock 
to be held oat for them by Martin 
Beck.' This stock will be sold to them 
under the market figure. 

Beck and Meyerfeld have signed an 
agreement with the new company to 
remain in charge of the management 
for five years. It has been reported 
that Beck is anxious to get out of the 
Orpheum Circuit because of its biggest 
activities being in the West. The re- 
port is that Beck is rather tired of 
commuting between Chicago and New 
York, and is not satisfied to be a big 
man in the West, preferring to become 
affiliated' in a big way with New. York 
and Eastern theatricals. 

Mark Leuseher, who is winding up 
' his affairs at the Hippodrome, to go 
with Beck, is to receive a yearly salary 
of #15,000 according to reports.. While 
'at the Hippodrome, Leuseher was re- 
ceiving a good salary, besides enjoying 
a split on the Hip Sunday concerts. He 
was previously in the employ of Beck. 



LEAVES MONEY TO FRIENDS 

Minneapolis, Dec. 12. — The will of 
Lac Stafford, a theatrical manager who 
died here last week, was filed for pro- 
bate this week and disposes of an estate 
of about $100,000. 

The residue of the estate, with the 
exception- of bequests to personal 
friends, is equally divided between 
Mrs. Grace James, sister of the testator, 
her son Herbert, and a nephew, Lac 
Stafford, Jr. 

The sum of $40,000 is left to aged 
friends and relatives who are not next 
of kin, the amount given to each being 
mentioned in a list. There was also a 
list of life-long friends, amounting to 
about 500, who were bequeathed the 
sums of $50 or $100. to buy whatever 
gift they themselves would want him 
to give them. 



HARRY FOX SHOW OPENS 

WoBCESTEB, Mass., Dec. 11. — Despite 
long waits, slow action and the in- 
evitable delays of a first time per- 
formance. "Zip Goes a Million," a mu- 
sical version of the famous "Brewster's 
Millions" which was presented here 
this week by Comstock and Crest gives 
promise, of taking its place with other 
successful musical shows. 
.The old comedy which has been re- 
modeled and interspersed with 'catchy 

. tunes by Jerome Kern Is dainty, chic 
and full of quiet humor. 

Harry Fox and Marie Caroll are the 
leads of the new offering, ably assisted 
by Edgar Nelson, Violet Vale, Ivan 
Simpson, Lillian McKenade, Edna 

. Bates, Grace Cronla, Marguerite Fritts, 
Jane, (McLeod, William Mack; George 
T. Meech, Augustus M in ton, Clara' 
Madeline, Joseph Garry, Ethel Ford 
and a chorus of twenty women and ten 
men. t ■ • ...... ■ -.■• ,-.• •. 

The BHifile is tnnefnl and not to 
Jazzy. There is much dancing of an 
attractive variety. It looks as though 
Monty;- Brewster- wUi rattle through 

- many a million before the production 
is played out it. plays several one. 
nights from here and then goes Into 
Detroit, Monday. 



MADE BIG JUMP 
San Francisco, Dec. 12.— The "Ci- 
vilian Clothes" company, playing at the 
Curran Theatre here, came from Chi- 
cago with only one stop, at Denver. On 
closing here, the company will go di- 
rect to Chicago, where they are schedul- 
ed to open on Dec. 21st, at the Olympia 
Theatre. 



KOLB AND DUX REHEARSING 

San Ftancisco, Cal„ Dec 12. — The 
Kolb and Dill musical revue company 
is rehearsing a new musical play called 
"Wet and Dry", a travesty on the pro- 
hibition movement, written by . Max 
Dill and Jean Haves.- 



SUES JOHN CORT 
. Action has been brought in the Third 
Municipal Court by Helen Weer to re- 
cover $050 as the balance she alleges 
Is. due on a contract between her and 
John Cort. She claims she waa en- 
gaged for the leading role in "Three's 
a Crowd," at that time called "Kath- 
leen" under a contract which was 
to cover the equivalent of eight weeks 
work. While the piece was in rehearsal, 
Cort replaced her with Phoebe Foster 
and gave, her $1^0. Miss Weer alleges 
that there is still $850 -due from Cort 



BUSHMAN SHOW NEEDS WORK 

Los AsoEtKg, Cal., Dec 14. — That 
fame in the cinema means popularity 
on the stage is evidenced by the man- 
ner In which the public turns out here 
to witness Francis X. Bushman and 
his wife, Beverly Bayne, In the new 
Morosco production "The Master Thief" 
a melo-drama in three acts by Edward 
EL Rose. 

The most essential thing the new 
piece needs In its present form is a 
good revamping of the first and second 
acts. A more decided humorous trend 
and the elimination of the barnstorm- 
ing mellowness of some of the lines, 
will add greatly to its quality. 

In form the new piece Is a mystery 
play, filled with suspense, tense mo- 
ments and a wealth of real old fashion- 
ed melo-dramatic thrill. 

In the swifter portions of the play, 
both Busbman and Miss Bayne carried 
their roles with a proper degree of vi- 
gor. Bushman manifested special 
strength. Grace Peters proved a source 
of enjoyment although not given the 
most scintillating lines. Frank E. 
Camp is inclined to heaviness In his 
gentleman villain. Harry E. McKee is 
good as a conventional detective. Harry 
English and Kate Roetner are among 
the others who are effective. 

The piece, will, in all probability 
be revised and pruned by Morosco be- 
fore being brought to New York, where 
it ought to have considerpble of a run. 

REHEARSING "NIGHT BOAT**. 

Ned way burn, it was learned last 
week, has been called in U assist in 
stagging "The Night Boat". Charles 
Dillingham's newest musical pro- 
duction, now In course of rehearsal. 

Incidentally, Jack Norworth baa suc- 
ceeded Frank Craven aa the featured 
principal in the cast, the latter step- 
ping out to enter the cast of another 
musical show, a muslcalized version of 
the late Richard Harding Davis' com- 
edy, "The Dictator". Craven and Wil- 
lie Collier have written the book. The 
score is by Silvio Hein. 



PITTSBURGH HAS HARD LUCK 

Pittbbubgh, ihv., 11. — Quite a group 
of theatrical press agents and man- 
agerical hired men are at present mak- 
ing this city their camping ground, all 
attempting to edit the newspapers. A- 
mong them are Charlie Bnlkely, who 
left town Friday after a two week's 
stay with "Black and White", Stewart 
De Kraft, with John Corta, "Whirl- 
wind", Willard Holcomb, Shubert re- 
presentative, and Joe Flinn, the only 
publicity sharp shooter alive that ever 
separated Arthur Hammerstein from a 
century and a half a week. 



' AUCE BRADY HAS NEW PLAY 

Boston, Mass., Dec. 15. — Alice Brady, 
appearing here in "Forever After*, at! 
the Plymouth, is reading a new turn- 
script aenther by her .father, and it is 
likely that she will soon be seen In It, 
as it pleases her. It's name baa not" 
been' divulged. 



MRS. PANTAGES ON BOX: 

Los Ascki.es, Cal., Dec. 1L— Mrs. 
Alexander Pantages, wife of the vaude- 
ville manager and formerly a profes- 
sional violinist, will appear as one of 
the features of a programme . being 
given for the benefit of the Lark' Ellen 
Home for Boys, at Clone's Auditorium, 
on Sunday. Others on the program 
will be William Desmond, Mary Miles 
Winter, Carrie Jacobs Bond, and other 
local artists. This Is the first re-ap- 
pearance of Mrs. Pantages on a stage 
in years. 



BOSTON GETTING NEW SHOWS 

Bobton, . Dec, 16.— "Tumble Inn", 
"The Unknown Purple" and The Can- 
ary*, are coming here and will open 
within the next two weeks, "Tumble 
Inn" will start. its engagement at the 
_ Park Square next Monday. , On the 
same day, "The Unknown Purple" will 
be presented at the Majestic Theatre. 
' "The Canary' is doe to open a; week 
later, on Monday,- Dec. 29, at the Co- 
lonial. . • - ; - : ■'"■" ""' " 



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December 17?k1<H9' 



:es Will Soar . 

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tFor New Year Eve Show 



Schednle Price for Admission is Highest in Theatrical History. 

With Few Exceptions, Theatre* Will Charge $5 Top; 

Brokers Pray for Baa to Lift 



If the ban is lifted on prohibition 
and the approaching New Year's Eve 
is "wet", prices on theatre tickets for 
New- York shows will soar sky high. 

Despite the Supreme Conrt decision 
on Monday theie were many along 
Broadway Tuesday, who still hoped, if 
they did not believe, that it would be 
raised either next Monday or that fol- 
lowing. __ 

A dry New Year's Eve will greatly 
affect the theatrical attendance, but 
the ticket brokers are gambling on the 
fact that prohibition will not be in 
force on that night and are holding up 
the sale of tickets until the war-time 
prohibition matter has been decided 
one way or another. The lower floors 
of practically aU of the theatres have 
been given over to the brokers. 

It is figured that a lifting of the 
do - bah will make the evening of De- 
cember 31st the most hilarious and joy- 
ful that Broadway has ever witnessed. 
The end of the war and war restric- 
tions plus the ability to get liquor with- 
out resorting to camouflage will all 
tend toward a big time and plenty of 
money would be spent in that event 
Ticket brokers claim that the rush 
after tickets for New Year's Eve per- 



formances, if one can diink something 
stronger than Bevo, will be absolutely 
unprecedented. 

But if New York must continue to 
had a- camel-like existence and stick 
to water, most year-end celebrations 
will be held in the cellar of homes, and 
the theatre crowds will be but little 
more than tbe normal holiday attend- 
ance. But even in that case, the 
theatres plan to charge $5 for New 
Year's Eve tickets, with a few excep- 
tions. Tickets for one of the success- 
ful musical comedies, for instance, will 
be sold at a charge of $7.50 per seat. 

Last year, $4 was the highest ticket 
price charged. But this price prevail- 
ed at only a few theatres. This year, 
with the possible exception of the Hud- 
son, the Criterion, the Hippodrome and 
tbe Liberty, all will charge $5 or more. 
The Hudson and Criterion will charge 
$3.50. The Liberty and the Hippo- 
dron)£ will probably charge $4. 

The price of two tickets at a theatre 
broker's, exclusive of war-tax, will, 
therefore, be $12.50, if the New Year be 
dry. Several ticket brokers have com- 
plained at this high scale, declaring 
that seats at this price will be a drug 
on the market, except for exceptional 
successes. 



T1MBERG REHEARSING 
Herman Tdmberg last Monday began 
rehearsing "What Next," a four act 
piece which he intends opening Janu- 
ary 8th and in which will be Gould 
and Lewis, Daisy Darling and others. 

WEE'S SHOW ALL SET 

O. E. Wee has practically finished 
rehearsals of the production of "The 
Shepard of Kingdom Come", from the 
novel by John Foi Jr., dramatiized by 
Sidney Toler, which he will open at 
the Walnut Theatre, Philly, next Mon- 
day. In the cast are Dorothy Dunn, 
George Simpson,' James Kennedy. J. J. 
Owens. Ralph McDonald, Lords Heron, 
J. M. Bradford, BerfKay, Pay Brenon, 
Gladys Walsh and others. 

DOOLEY SETTLES CASE 

Trout le between Johnny Dooley, 
Harry Carroll and Harold Atteridge, 
over a play In which the latter two 
were to present the former, was 
smoothed out and settled last week by 
Harry S. Hecbhelmer. Carrol and At- 
teTidge. it seems, vn!shed to put Dooley 
Into a play and gave him several 
hundred dollars to bind the agreement. 
The comedian later changed his mind, 
however, about going into their play, 
hut. neglected to do so about returning 
the mow: y . with the result- that there 
were several conferences, when the 
coin ;-was .finally slipped back whence 
it had come. 



"MY BEST CELLAR" IS AN ACT 

"My Best Cellar," an elaborate 
vaudeville act featuring a singing trio, 
is being made ready for big time pro- 
duction by Norman Stadiger. 



PHYLLIS GORMAN IS FREE 

Phyllis Gorman, one of the Oakley 
Sisters, received a decree of divorce 
last week from Supreme Court Justice 
Gavegan which set her fraa from En- 
gene Gorman.- a music writer. . Harry 
Saks Hechhelmer, who appeared, for 
i'Khpr^. submitted evidence that Gorman 
' had^rais-coraaucted himself with an un- 
known woman. 



CHANGING CAPITOL BILL 

The entire bill of special features 
at the Capitol, including Ned Way- 
burn's Demi-Tasse Revue and Arthur 
Pry or and his Band, will be withdrawn 
next Saturday and a new program sub- 
stituted the following night The new 
program will consist of David Bis- 
pham, tbe operatic baritone and con- 
cert singer, who will render Tenny- 
son's "Ring out Wild Bells," set to 
music by Gounod, and the musicalized 
version of Kipling's poem, "Danny 
Deerer." 

■< Another new offering on the bill will 
be a scenic, vocal, instrumental and 
dancing novelty entitled "A Christmas 
Fantasy." In this offering, the Russian 
Cathedral Quartette last seen here in 
Arthur Hopkins' dramatic production, 
"Rwdeption," will be featured. Pearl 
Regay will lead the dancers in a ballet 
divertissement called "A Romany Yule- 
tide." John Wenger, the Capitol's art 
director, has designed special settings 
for the new offerings. 

Nat Finston, erstwhile assistant 
musical director at the Rialto Theatre, 
has been engaged to conduct a new 
symphony orchestra engaged to suc- 
ceed r-ryor's Band. The feature pic- . 
tune, which will be supplemented by 
the usual topical, comedy and educa- 
tional pictures, will be Marie Doro in 
'•Twelve-Ten," a Herbert Brenon fea- 
ture film produced for the B. and C. 
Film Company. 

The new show, which opens next 
Sunday, will hold forth but one week, 
or until rehearsals now in progress of 
a new Ned Wayburn revue are com- 
pleted. The new Ned Wayburn show 
is scheduled to open the week begin- 
ning December 29. 



HARRIS GUARANTEEING $4000 
WJlllam Harris, in order to get a 
house In which to open "Abraham Lin- 
coln" Monday, is guaranteeing John 
Cort $4,000 weekly for. four weeks, 
making $16,000 Jn all 'for the Cort 
Theatre. He expects tbe piece, it Js 
said, to ran a year. , ". " 



_ ARREST ACTOR IN THEFT - 

With the arrest last week of Robert 
Lothian, 34 years old, who says he is 
an actor,' the police *say they have re- 
covered the gold cigarette case, valued 
at $350, which was stolen from John 
Halliday's dressing room in the Lyric 
Theatre, while tbe latter was appear- 
ing there in "The Dancer" a few weeks 
ago. The case was a present from 
George M. Cohan. 

Detectives Daly and Many, of the 
West Forty-seventh Street Station, 
who arrested Lothian, say that be has 
confessed the robbery)' as the result of 
which Halliday, who- Is Norma Tal- 
madge's leading man at present, also 
lost $182 in cash. The money was 
taken out of his trousers pocket. The 
police searched for Lothian following 
the robbery, it having being learned 
that he was han ging around the stage, 
waiting for a friend who was a stage 
hand with the show. 

Lothian waived examination in the 
Magistrate's Court and was held in 
$2,000 bail for the Grand Jury by Ma- 
gistrate Harris. The police say that 
■Lothian was convicted- several years 
ago of the samej sort of offense, 'was 
given a suspended sentence In the 
Court of General Sessions, bat broke 
bis probation and, as a result, was re- 
arrested and sentenced to serve a term 
In the penitentiary. 



"SWEETHEART SHOP" OPENING 
SET 

"The Sweetheart Shop," the new 
musical play by Annie. Caldwell and 
Hugo Felix, which Edgar MacGregor, 
backed by the Klaw and Erlanger of- 
fice, is producing in association with 
William Moore Patch Is scheduled to 
open in Baltimore, January 5, with 
the following principals In the cast: 

Harry K. Morton, Albert Brown, 
Esther -Howard. Zella Russell, May 
Harper, Estelle McNeil, Robert Mac 
Clellan, Sammy Weston. Herbert 
Gresham is staging the show, which is 
•under the direction of Edgar MacGre- 
gor, and Julian Alfred is staging the 
musical numbers. 



BELASCO GETS LONDON HIT 

"Sacred and Profane Love," a drama 
which has causal wide discussion in 
London this season, will be produced 
in America by David Belasco who has 
secured the American right? 



SUED FOR COIN HE PAID BACK 

Sol Unger, the agent it was learned 
last week, has severed diplomatic re- 
lations with the Western Union Tele- 
graph Company. tb» reason therefore 
being gleaned from papers filed in a 
suit now pending in the First District 
Municipal Court. The suit was filed 
by the Western Union, which is seek- 
ing to recover $59.20 alleged to have 
beun overpaid to Unger on a tele- 
graphed money order which the latter 
received from one of his acts about 
three years ago. 

In his answer, filed by his attorney, 
Leo Bobbins, Unger sets forth that not 
only did the telegraph company make 
a mistake when It overpaid him the 
money, hut that it is donbly mistaken 
when it contends that he still owes it 
the overpaid amount 

Unger's explanation of the trans- 
action is that an act owed him about 
$200 in commissions, on account of 
which it telegraphed him the sum of 
$15.75; that not knowing the. amount 
the act had- actually telegraphed he ac- 
cepted $75.15 which 'the telegraph com- 
P.'my offered by mistake. The same 
day the money was turned over to 
Unger tbe mistake was discovered In 
the local telegraph office, a messenger 
was s*nt to Unger with an explanation, 
Unger turned over to him $6820, as 
claimed by the company, and that the 
messenger ' failed to j torn back the 

money to Ms office. " ..* 



MIDGET ESCAPES JAIL 

Alexander Egbert, a midget forty 
. years old, was dismissed in special ses- 
' sioiiB last week after being arrested on 
a charge of violating the Sail Ivan law. 
He was arrested a few weeks ago by 
Patrolman Fred Norman, who said 
that Egbert hud shot himself. He was 
held a prisoner until hia recovery In 
Bellevue Hospital., * 

■He was released after his two vaude- 
ville partners, Otto Scbimmler, 38 years 
old and Adolph Schimmler, 42 years 
old, both also midgets, testified that 
Egbert had bought tbe revolver In St. 
Louis several years ago and bad al- 
ways, kept it in *he bottom of his trunk. 



MILLER-BATES PLAY SCORES 

Baltimore, Md, Dec. 15. — At the 
Academy this week "The Famous Mrs. 
Fair" is presented' for the first time 
on any stage, with Henry Miller and 
Blanche Bates in tbe leading roles. The 
play, by James Forbes, Is in four acts 
and deals not only with the reconstruc- 
tion of the war-ravaged countries, trot 
. with the reconstruction of the lives of 
the women war workers as well. 

Blanche iBates, as Nancy, better 
known as "Major" Fair, on her return 
from four years of self sacrificing 
work among our soldiers abroad, and 
Henry Miller, as Jeffrey Fair, who 
never got farther than the Quarter- 
master's Department in New York, find 
that four years can make a lot of dif- 
ference in their views in general. The 
"Major", having been decorated for 
bravery and lauded for her fine work, 
finds herself the lion of the moment on 
her return to her Long Island home. 
Her arrival Is the signal for the gather- 
ing of the clan in tbe shape of her 
"Unit", all the other members having 
preceded her by several months. Nancy 
is given an opportunity to tour the 
country and tell of her achievments to 
those who might thus be tempted to 
give their gold towards reconstruction 
work. 

The offer is tempting but home seems 
■pretty good after so long a time away 
and maybe everything would have 
turned out differently if Jeffrey had 
not lost his temper and said "Yon shall 
not". Indignation at the presumption 
of a "mere husband" in attempting to 
control her actions forces the "Major" 
to the front and the tour is undertaken, 
although she really hates to leave her 
yound daughter, just turned eighteen 
alone any longer. 

The tour lasts several months and 
Jeffrey, lonely and. forlorn, consoles 
himself with a pretty and flirtatious 
young widow who lives near, while 
•Sylvia, the daughter, is left to her 
own devices. Upon her return, Nancy, 
now the "famous" Mrs. Fair, finds 
much to be desired in the conduct of 
her home and the upbringing of her 
daughter. 

Mr. Miller and Miss Bates are 
splendid in their roles, while Sylvia, 
as portrayed by Margilo Gllimore, is a 
charming, if somewhat spoiled young 
lady, and Jack Devereanx as Alan 
Fair, the soldier son, is most attractive. 
Robert Strange, as E. Dudley Gillette, 
gets out of that character about all that 
could begotten. Virginia Hammond as 
Angelica Brice is excellent while the 
"Unit" composed of Dallas Tyler, 
Merian Lore, Maude Alan, Alice Bax- 
ter and Florence William, Is entertain- 
ing, and Kathlee Comegys, a little 
stenographer who loves and marries 
Alan, is very good. 

The first and second acts take place 
in the Fair home on Long Island while 
the third and fonrth are staged In the 
town Apartment of the Fairs in New 
York. There are a few draggy mo- 
ments and the last two acts would 
hardly be hurt If they were shortened 
a little. But it Is very weir acted and 
well .worth seeing. :-;.' 



December 17, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



Morosco's Play Contest 

Reads Like O. Henry Story 

Winner, Hungry Within Two Blocks of Manager'. Office, Suddenly 

Finds He Has Accepted, Not One, Bat Two, end That 

Another Manager Has Taken a Third 



Like a story from O. Henry's "The 
'Four Million" aie the incidents sur- 
rounding the winning, by Rachael 
Barton, of the $500 offered by Oliver 
Morosco for the best play submitted 
to him by a member of Professor 
Baker's Harvard class in playwright- 
ing. 

Some two weeks ago, Morosco, who 
was one of the Judges in the contest, 
read the winning script, "Mama's Af- 
fairs" and liked it so much that he 
called in Joseph Lebowich, his Boston 
attorney, and asked him to skim an 
eye over it. He, too, liked it, regard- 
less of whether or not it won the prize. 
Accordingly, the picking of a cast was 
begun and within a short time, "Ma- 
ma's Affairs" began to take shape on 
the stage of the Morosco Theatre. 

About a week later, however, an- 
other script came In with the name of 
John Elliott as the author and bearing 
the monosylabic title of "Mom." This, 
too, struck the fancy of Morosco, im- 
pressing him so much that he wished 
be had not started rehearsing the 
other. Contracts bad been signed with 
Effia Shannon, Amelia Bingham and 
others, however, so that be could hard- 
ly back down, and, in the end, he de- 
cided that he would do the both of 
them. • 

{By this time, the day for the ending 
of the contest was drawing near and 
Professor Baker -came down from 
Harvard and, with Winthrop Ames, 
"Mama's Affairs" was adjudged the 
best of the forty-two scripts submitted. 
It was, therefor, entitled to the prize. 
"I think "Mom" is the better play, 
even though you don't agree with me," 
said Morosco to the other two after 
the matter had been settled. 

"Well, the author of "Mom" won't 
be disappointed, anyway," replied 
Baker, "for John Elliott and Rachael 
Barton Butler are one and the same 
person. Both the plays you have ac- 
cepted were written by Miss Barton." 
After the surprise of this had sub- 
sided,' Morosco asked Lebowich to look 
up where his latest author lived for 
Professor Baker thought she resided 
somewhere in New England. Not so, 
however, for the attorney soon dis- 
covered her to be living at the Hotel 
Remington, and In five minutes was 
on his way to the hotel. Meeting her 
he told her that Morosco wished to see 
her the following day, and at the ap- 
pointed time she was introduced to 
the manager. 

"I called yon over. Miss Butler, to 
tell you that your play "Mama's Af- 
fairs" has won the prize I offered," 
said Morosco. 

Miss Butler could hardly reply at 
first, but finally did so, and Morosco 
added: 

"And to also tell you that . I -have 
accepted your other play "Mom." writ- 
ten under the name of John Elliott." 
"Oh," was all she could say. 
"And now.. If you wish, I shall be 
glad to take you downstairs and let 
you see the prize winner in rehearsal." 
Tears, the " pre-rogative ., of every 
woman, then asserted themselves and, 
after they had passed, the newest 
prize-winner murmured. 

"Just to think that I was going 

hungry in that hotel whUe a play of 

mine was In rehearsal within two 

blocks of me.* 

Miss Butler was then taken to the 



office of Mr. Lebowich where contracts 
for the .two plays were drawn and 
handed to her, together with a check 
for $1,000, upon receipt of which she 
immediately wired to her mother in 
Pittsfield, Mass., to hurry to New 
T-ork and help her celebrate the plac- 
ing of three plays, for, within twenty- 
four hours after It beaame known that 
she bad won the prize, John Williams 
came galloping round with a contract 
for "The Lap Dog," a script of hers, 
which be had been considering. Thus, 
within the setting of two suns, Miss 
Barton was taken from circumstances 
where she had to do clerical work at 
starvation wages while she ground out 
plays, to a position where she is prac- 
tically sure of $50,000 at least from 
royalties, film right, etc. 

"Mama's Affairs' Is now scheduled 
to open at the Little Theatre New 
Tears night, with Robert Edeson, 
Effie Shannon, Amelia Bingham, Ka- 
tharine Kaelred, Ida St. Leon, Little 
Billy and several others in the cast. 

Morosco also got two other plays 
out of the contest, one called "The 
Clam 'Digger," by Elmer Hobmer 
Rundsley and the other "Conquering 
Kate" by Rita Smith. Out of the 
other contest in which he offered a 
prize, he only secured one -suitable 
play, although 3000 scripts were; sub- 
mitted Four out of forty-two, there- 
fore, is considered by him to have been 
a lucky haul. 

Morosco's contract with Harvard 
University was to give a prize of $500 
to the writer of the best play and to 
produce it within six months of the 
itlate of acceptance. 



"MY GOLDEN GIRL" OPENS FRIDAY 

The- new Victor Herbert operetta, 
"My Golden Girl", will have its pre- 
miere on Friday night, in Stamford!. 
From there it will go to rPovldence, 
then to Washington and later will be 
brought to New York. 



ROBINSON LEFT $1,000,000 

E.M.Robinson, the booking agent, 
who died recently, left an estimated 
estate of $1,000,000. This includes a 
large block of stock in the B. F. Keith 
theatres. His will provides that after 
paying certain bequests, the residue 
he divided into ten parts and held. 

The beneficiaries receiving one part 
each are Mrs. Grace Robinson, and her 
three sons, Mrs. Charley Parsons, Mrs. 
Adele Yorhees, Bert Robinson, his 
brother; and Miss Elizabeth Paralti. 
One part was left to an unamed friend, 
whom, the will states, is known to 
Clark Day, the executor of the will. 



LIKE NEW WOODS PLAY 

Atlantic CI9fl, Dec., 15.— Al Woods 
opened a new melodrama "A Room At 
The Ritz" at the Globe theatre here to- 
night This piece started out with a 
plentiful supply of tricks and fascinat- 
ing situations, culminating in a murder 
and typical cross-examination which 
fixes the blame. There is no element 
of mystery and all the elements of 
sheer melodrama. It went over. 

The play opens with a prologue set 
in a notorious restaurant, to which one 
Devereanx has brought an innocent 
stenographer from his father's office. 
The waiter, by a trick,- succeeds in get- 
ting out for a moment and tells the 
girl what kind of a place sue is in. She 
attempts to leave, Just as Devreaux re- 
turns. He restrains her forcibly, im- 
pressing his' unwelcome love upon her. 
A police raid, in which both, are taken 
as Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, ends the 
prologue. 

Act one takes place five years later, 
at the girls country residence. She has 
married a widower who has one grown 
daughter. It then transpires that De- 
vereanx has Involved another man's 
wife and that this man is returning 
that day from Europe. It is also dis- 
covered that he has made advances to 
the daughter and that she has an ap- 
pointment with him for that night. 

The mother, ascertaining this, goes 
to Devereaux's apartment and, while 
conversing, is interreupted by the ar- 
rival of her husband, who intends to 
whip Devereanx. She hides in the bed- 
room. The husband and Devereanx 
then begin an argument which cul- 
, minates in the shooting of ' Devereanx. 
The latter has left a note upon his 
desk, intended for his valet, to the ef- 
fect that he does not wish to be dis- 
turbed. 

This, the husband pins upon the out- 
side of the door to the suite, locks the 
door from the outside and leaves the 
wife imprisoned. She disarranges the 
room, takes down the telephone re- 
ceiver, cries 'Won't do that" and fires 
two shots. Almost at once the room 
is entered forcibly by the management. 
She confesses to the murder and is ar- 
rested. 

The last act is a cross questioning 
much in the style of the "third degree". 
The district attorney proves to have 
been the waiter in the restaurant five 
years ago. Through his deductions 
and surmises the truth is finally ar- 
rived at, and. In the end It is Intimated 
that the culprit will be exonerated. 

"The Room At The Ritz" in New 
York will be named "The Sign On the 
Door". Mary Ryan has the lead, with 
Lee Baker as her husband. Lowell 
Sherman does by far the best bit of 
acting. He created, last night, a 
human, interesting villain. Other parts 
are merely subsidiary. 



B'WAY LIGHTS GLEAM AGAIN 
Broadway again became the "Great 
White Way", on Saturday evening, 
with the announcement that all restric- 
tions on coal were removed. The old 
alley has been dark for more than a 
week, and, with the lights burning 
once more, the street seemed lighter 
than ever. All that was needed to have 
things fully as gay and as bright as 
they were in old times, was a removal 
of prohibition. 



"MIDNIGHT WHIRL" POSTPONED 

The opening of the Century Roof's 
"Midnight Whirl", has been postponed 
until December 26, instead of opening 
last Monday. This was made neccces- 
aary by the absence of Julian Mithell, 
the stage director. 



"CARNIVAL'' DOESN'T GET OVER - 

Washington, Dl C., Dee. 15.— If "Wie" 
were to tear out of a volume of Shakes- 
pear's works, the single play of "Othel- 
lo", lay it in the Venice W the 20th 
century, translate the dialogue into 20th 
century English and make 'Othello an 
Italian theatrical wizard, one •■ -would ' 
have the first two acts of "Carnival", 
thfi widely heralded London hit which 
had its mAerican- premiere, at the B^- 
lasco last night with Godfrey Teraleln 
the ledlng role. 

In order to complete the rest ot 
"Carnival", one would show the modern 
Desdemone as a lady who really phil- 
anders with very little excuse and cast 
her opposite her husband in stage re- 
production of the Shakespeare classic. 
Then have the husband go crazy dur- 
ing the final scene, very nearly choke 
wif ie to death and take his fingers off 
her neck jnst in time to fix things so 
she can confess her error, be forgiven 
and make a happy ending. That's 
"Carnival", by all odds one of the most 
disappointing dramatic - importations 
Washington has seen this season. 

The authors, H. C. M. Hardlnge, and 
Matheson Long, have subjected them- 
selves to odious comparison by practial- 
ly re-writing "Othello". They fall to 
qualify as playwirghts of Shakespear- 
ian stature. This might not be so bad, 
however, had they not attempted, with 
sophomoric assurance, to tack a happy 
ending to "Othello", for the result 
would drive a professor of drama into 
colic. 

Godfrey Tearle, as the modern 
Othello, broke through the restrictions 
of his role long enough to show that 
be has the training that should make 
him the logical successor of Shelley 
Hull, an observation that may make 
him angry, bnt which is true One 
don't blame him for failure to Inspire 
respect for the part he has in "Carni- 
val". 

A. E Anson has a villainous role 
that he lifts on his usual acting pe- 
destal. But he cannot keep it there 
long and by act 2 his acting is mere 
shoulder jerking, finger snapping and 
cigarette flipping. Mary Malone failed 
dismally to bring either charm, authen- 
ticity or artistry to her role 

The rest of the cast struggled pro- 
portionally. 



"CURIOSITY" COMING IN 

J. S. Tepper, formerly manager of 
the "Tea for Three" company, and who 
is a relative of the Selwyns is respons- 
ible for the new H. Austin Adams 
drama "Curiosity", which will open at 
The Greenwich Village "Theatre begin- 
ning Thursday. In the cast of the play, 
which was first produced last Spring 
at Asbury Park, and has since then 
been rewritten in part, will be Irene 
Fenwick, Cyril Keithly, Ramsey Wal- 
lace, Merle Maddern, and Arvld Paul- 
son. The prodution which is Tapper's 
first independent venture, was staged 
by Edgar Selwyn. 



CHURCH TO GIVE MIRACLE PLAY 

The' Parish of St. George's Church, 
and' the Educational Dramatic League) 
of which the former May Robson Is 
president, will present, on December 23, 
24, 25th, a Miracle Play, at the Church 
called "Eager Heart". The perform- 
ance will be coanducted as though.it 
were a religious service, no applause 
being allowed. Mrs. Belmont will 
read "Magnificat', from MMM* the 
scenes. The League is endeavoring to 
establish Miracle Plays as part of the 
regular church services.' 



BESSIE ABBOTT LEFT $137,891 
According to an appraisal made last 
week, the estate oT~Be*sie Abbott, the 
opera singer, is valued at $137,891.. Of 
this, her' country place in Westbury, L. 
L, la valued at $79,883. Her personal 
property. Including more than $26,000 
worth of gems, is appraised at $57,223. 



LEW FIELDS HAS REVUE 

Lew Fields, star of "A Lonely Bo- 
rneo", bos -mader arrangements' to pre- 
sent' a r?vue during' 'the coming gam- 
mer,, to. be known J as "Wild WomeaToipf 
1920". Fields himself, will not appear. 



THE N.E^ Y O R fc_ Cfcl » jfejR 



D^iinbfe^iZ. 1919 



Holidays aiid Coal Strike 

Combine to Put Business Off 



Broadway Homes AH Felt Effect* La* Week, Even the Hit 

Attractions Faffing Below Box Office Totals 
of Previous Days ' 



A derided slump in Broadway busi- 
ness set in last week, caused by the 
combined influence of the approaching 
holidays, bad weather, restrictions on 
account of the coal strike in the use of 
light and the cutting off of a consider- 
able number of trains that usually 
bring many theatre patrons to the city. 
As the theatres receive a considerable 
number of their patrons from the 250,- 
000 transients that come into and go 
out of New Y-ork every day ani the 
talcing off of trains Is eatltnssTa to 
have cot this number down fully 100,- 
000, the resultant effect upon the box 
offices from this cause was consider- 
able. 

Among the playhouses affected by 
these conditions, perhaps the Hippo- 
drome, largely dependent upon tran- 
sient patronage, was the hardest hit. 
The approximate gross receipts for 
that house, according to the manage- 
nt, totaled f69,000 for tiie week end- 



ing Saturday, a slump of nearly $10,000 
in comparison with the business of the 
week before. 

Other legitimate productions, especi- 
ally those In the hit class, experienced 
a similar decrease. "Holy Boly Eyes" 
at the Knickerbocker did around $10,- 
000, "Apple Blossoms," one of the best 
drawing productions on Broadway, 
whose usual weekly gross has averaged 
between $17,000 and $18,000, played to 
approximately $13,000; and box-office 
receipts for "Clarence" were. about $13,- 
200, nearly a $4,000 decrease In com- 
parison with last week's business. 

{Following the raising of all restric- 
tions governing the use of coal and the 
curtailing of electric lights, producers 
are again anticipating normal con- 
ditions when the holidays are over! 
Partial restoration of the train service 
curtailed last week was resumed Mon- 
day, although the full 10 per cent eli- 
minated will not be restored until later. 



BALTIMORE BOOKS YIDDISH CO. 

Baltimore, Dec., 13. — The Yiddish 
Art Theatre, New York's latest Yiddish 
drama organization will give one per- 
formance here next Monday night. The 
play will be '^Samson and Delilah", 
from the pen of Sven Lange, a Scandi- 
navian. Jacob Ben Ami and Emanuel 
Beicber are the directors of the theatre, 
and, in the cast of the piece, the follow- 
ing will be seen, Ben-Ami, Henrietta 
fichnitzer, Jechlel Goldsmith, Hyman 
Mysell, Gershon Rueben, Lazar Frehl, 
and Sonia Gorskya. 



NAME MAXINE ELLIOTT PIECE 
Maxlne Elliott's new play is to be 
called "Trimmed In Scarlet". William 
Hurlbut wrote it and it was given Its' 
first production in London with Irene 
Vanbraugh in the leading role. 



COURTNEY ENDS FRISCO RUN 

San Famcisoo, Dec., 13.— "Civilian 
Clothes" with William Coortenay, has 
ended its ran at the Curran Theatre 
tare, after playing two weeks. The 
Los Angeles Company, however. Is now 
In Its tweny-fourth week and still going 
strong. 



CORT TO DO "MARKKA" 

"Mariska" 1b the name of an oper- 
etta that John Cort is putting into im- 
mediate rehearsal for en early pro- 
duction on Broadway. The score is by 
Otto Motzon. 

HOLDING WYNN SHOW 

Rumor has it that Ed Wynn's "Car- 
nival" will be seen In New York as a 
Summer attraction. It is making a 
hit on the road Wynn has started 
something new by meeting his audience 
In the lobby after the show, and kid- 
ding everybody, just as Hitchcock .does 
before the curtain rises. 



STOCK PRODUCES NEW PLAY 

Boston, Dec. 13. — "Miss Robinson", 
presented here this week for the first 
time In America, by the Jewett Buy- 
ers, at the Copley, is a comedy in three 
acts by Elizabeth Baker. While there 
are certain humorous passages, it is 
essentially dramatic, with even a touch 
of melodrama. 

The action centres around Miss Ro- 
binson, Mr. Walter Vintage's secretary, 
into whose possession comes the skele- 
ton in the Vintage family cupboard. 
Years before, Mr. Vintage had married 
a worthless woman and believing her 
dead, had married again. Later, the 
first wife re-appeared and, op to the 
opening of the play, he had supported 
her and had also paid money to an old 
servant, Mattle Hine, who knew of the 
affair. But, in an Illness, Mattie bursts 
into the room where the family is 
gathered and blurts out the secret, ex- 
horting the Vintages to repent 

Unfortunately, Miss Robinson is in 
the room. In order to make sure that 
she keeps quiet, the Vintage family de- 
cide that Horace, the younger son, shall 
marry her. Horace has already be- 
come somewhat interested In the girl 
and consents. Although Miss Robinson 
has practically decided to marry Billy 
Ardin, a young man of her own class, 
she is flattered' by Horace's proposal 
and. accepts him. All goes well until, 
through tbe prattle of Mable, Horace's 
younger sister, Miss Robinson learns 
that it is a marriage of convenience for 
the Vintage family. Although Horace 
now. really cares for her, Miss Robinson 
refuses to marry him and flies back to 
the ready Billy. 

Viola Roah has tbe title role and E. 
R. Clive is Billy. They are supported 
by May Ediss, Cameron Mathews, 
Percy Waran, Jessamine Newcombe, 
H. Conway Wlngfield. Nancye Stewart, 
May Hamilton and Marion Trable. 



HOWARD HAS NEW ACT 

Jos. E. Howard is ready to launch 
a new act, entitled "Chin Toy," with 
twenty-two people Including himself, 
Bxblyn Clark. Jack King, Maurice Dia- 
mond and another female star. The 
act will open at Yonkers, Jan. 6. 

T * D GET NEW- HOUSE SITE 
Sax Fhawcisco, CaL, Dec. 12.— Tur- 
ner and 1 R>hiikln, who control a string 
of motion picture theatres throughout 
California, have acquired a site for a 
new bouse In Salinas. Ground has 
be en broken and work on the house, a 
$120,000 project, has been begun. 



WHIRLWIND OPENS. 

PrrmBTjao, Dec., 1& — "Tbe Whirl- 
wind", the new John Cort production, 
opened at tbe Duqoesne Theatre here 
last night for a week's run. The play 
pleased here. John Cort attended. 

MlmlAugnlia is featured la the cast, 
which consists of Rose Cogblan, Paula 
Stay. Oswald Ybrke, John Davidson, 
John C. King, Jessie VlUars, John Her- 
rington, Chief Manaboaho, Dand Red 
Eagle, Aria Jonnatan, Frank Andrews, 
Helen Tracy, Hortense Aides, Jacob 
Kingsbury. Marguerlta BJsser, Joseph 
g aet ney , Marian Batista, Fred Dalton. 



SUED OVER BAYES PHOTOS 

Sarony, the photographer, ' sued Joe 
Weber some time ago and obtained a 
Judgment for $143, by default. The 
action waa based on a claim for photo- 
g.-aph of Nora Bay eg, made of the 
comedienne during 1912 while she was 
one of the principals in the variety 
show produced by Weber. It was al- 
leged that Weber was responsible for 
these photographs. 

A woman process server averred that 
she served Weber with the summons 
and complaint In the action, at his of- 
fice, 1416 Broadway, last August. 
Weber claimed that he knew nothing 
of the suit until City Marshal Jacobs 
came Into his office and made a levy 
under an execution that had been Is- 
sued out of the Ninth District Court 
Then he telephoned his attorney, Al- 
fed Beekman, of House, Grossman and 
Vorhaua, the latter hurriedly prepared 
an order temporarily restraining the 
marshal from executing his levy, which 
was served on tbe marshal after It was 
signed by a Municipal Court judge; 
and last Friday the matter was 
thrashed ont before lodge Gennng. 

Tbe judge decided that Weber had 
never been served personally with the 
snmmona and complaint, set aside the 
Judgment .obtained toy dersult, which 
automatically nullified the marshal's 
levy, and set the case down, for trial 
daring this month. 



FRIARS AUCTION RAISES $18,000 

More than $18,000 was realized at 
the auction at the Gaiety Theatre on 
Friday, of seats for the Friars Frolic 
to be held at the Lexington Opera 
House next Sunday evening. . 

The sale was started off by Jack 
Gleeaon, who quickly handed tbe ham- 
mer over to Frank Bacon. Later, Louis 
Mann played the role of auctioneer and 
Jess Dandy also took a crack at It 
But the fourth member of the auc- 
tioneer's quartette, boscoe Arbuckle, 
succeeded in kicking tbe most dust, 
selling box' after box for $1000 cold. 

The first of these boxes went to Mar- 
cus Loew and the second to Joe 
Schenck. Others in the $1000 class 
were E. F. Albee, Al Woods, Martin 
Beck, L. H. Periman, W. W. Conn, and 
William Fox. Arbuckle then auctioned 
a box to himself for $800. Milton Es- 
berger purchased a box at a premium 
of $750. Fred Block and Channing 
Pollock each purchased a box at $500. 

The highest premium paid on orches- 
tra, seats was $200. - Most of these were 
bought by non-resident members,, re- 
presented at the auction by proxy. The 
gallery of 600 odd seats was sold in 
' blocks to various Friars, the tickets to 
he given crippled soldiers who are de- 
sirous of attending the performance-. 
All of the money collected at the auc- 
tion will be used for the Friar's charity 
fund. • . -■ 



" WHATS THE IDEA" BACK 

Rice and Cady's road show, "What's 
the Idea", with a. cast of twenty -eight 
people, arrived back in town last week 
after a dissatisfactory tonr of South- 
ern . territory covering a period of 28 
weeks.. This, show r was. forced to close 
• because of the un willingness of man- 
agers down South to play anything but 
shows with a New York- hit record. 



LEHAR COMING OVER . 

That Franz Lehar, the Austrian com- 
poser of "The Merry Widow," Is due 
to arrive in this country within the 
next four weeks, was indicated last 
week by a letter from him addressed 
to Anton. Siege), his attorney here. 

In the letter, Lehar stated that he 
would leave Vienna early this month, 
hut because of strikes and other ab- 
normal conditions "^ Hpg In his 
country at present he would have to 
make his way here through Holland 
and other countries. This will, of ne- 
cessity, delay his arrival here. 

His purpose in coming here at this 
time, Lehar explains, Is to dispose of 
four new scores he has composed dur- 
ing the last two years. In addition, 
he will bring the scores of bis two 
musical plays now running In Vienna. 
He does not Indicate which American 
producing manager will have first pick 
of them. 

Bernard H. Reich, one of Leber's 
American attorneys, made a trip to 
Vienna about two monhts ago, return- 
ing here three weeks ago, and while In 
Vienna had several conferences with 
the composer relative to the tatter's 
coming to this country. Upon his re- 
turn, Reich attended, to details con- 
nected with the coming visit of tbe 
composer which, he stated hist week. 

Will facilitate the hitter's arrival. 

It was explained that this country 
was never at war with Austria , that is 
to say, we were not at war in the in- 
ternational legal sense, and since, like 
Fritz Krelsler, Lehar is an Austrian, 
the State Department will hot object 
to the composer's coming here at this 
time, even though the peace treaty has 
yet to be ratified by the United States. 

Besides bringing a completely revised 
version of his international musical hit, 
"The Merry Widow," which -he says he 
expects to see produced here by one 
of the major operatic organization, 
Lehar Is bringing the completed man- 
uscripts Of two of his latest <.imislcnl 
plays. These arc "Wo dielLerche 
singt" ("Where the Lark Is Singing"), 
and "Die Blaue Mazura" ("The Blue 
Mazura"). The former of these has 
been produced and is now running in 
Vienna, where It has established itself 
as one of the musical successes of the 
season. The latter play has not been 
.produced yet hut is scheduled for pre- 
sentation in Vienna early next year. 

Incidentally, It was also learned that 
a representative of A L. Erlanger re- 
cently visited Lehar In Vienna and ne- 
gotiated for the American producing 
rights to "Where the Lark Is Singing," 
but the plans were never consumated. 
As a result, any. of the producing man- 
agers . lb this country may have a 
chance to acquire a Lehar show from 
the composer. 



KAUCH MAY TOUR WORLD 

Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 15.— Bertha 
Kallch is seriously contemplating a 
world tonr, inasmuch as she has re- 
ceived offers from England and Aus- 
tralia. No details are as yet forth- 
coming. 



"DADDIES" LEAVING PHOJL 

Philadelphia, Dec. 1G.— "Paddies" 
starts its fourth and last week in this 
city to-day. . The? play will. leave the 
Broad Street Theatre Saturday even- 
ing. 



.. _ CLOSING IN PH1LLY 
I'H'LAmxPHiA, Dec, 13.— "A Prince 
There Was"; J, with ^ Grant -. Mitchell, 
closes at the Garriek Theatre here to- 
night; Frances Start, in ITiger Tiger ", 
will open. in its place Monday evening. 
"Tea For Ttoree" wnLciose at the 
Adelphi next Sat urday evening. I -•' 



December 17, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



United Managers' Protective 

Ass'n Has Had Busy Year 



Johnson, Counsel, Ha* Settled 306 Dispute* WUk 

Employees, 129 With Musician, and Convicted Nae 
Play Pirate, Beside. Other Matter. 



Stag* 



Three hundred and eight controvers- 
ies Involving stage employees and 129 
with musicians, were adjusted during 
the last yuar by the United Managers 
Protective Association, as set forth by 
ijigon Johnson, counsel to the associa- 
tion, in a general resume of the work 

Of the last twelve months. Play pirates 
to the miniter of 147 were suppressed 
and nine convictions, for the illegal use 
of plays were obtained. The report, 
which has Just teen sent ont to members 
shows in detail what the association 
has. bcmi able to accomplish for its 
members. It is as follows: 

"So that our members may be ad- 
vised of the work done and being done 
by the Association, a general annual 
bullletln is issued covering a summary 
of matters handled. This involves 
work li: fore Congress and Government 
agencies, the railroad admlnistatioQ. 
the Internal revenue department and 
state legislatures, suppressing piracies, 
looking after labor negotiations and 
controversies, including those with 
stage hands and musicians, handling 
improper charges or demands under 
"hill posting, advertising, transfer prices 
and attending to complaints generally, 
these covering all forms of 'discrimina- 
tion and unfair dealing and charges. 

Work Before Congrats 

"TheAssociation. has made four form- 
al appearances before Congress, involv- 
ing admission taxes generally, special 
theatre taxes and 'regulations, and pro- 
tection of theatrical material (copy- 
right) ; and its representatives have had 
numerous conferences with and made 
appeals to Congressional Committees 
and committee members. It was suc- 
cessful in defeating the proposed doubl- 
ing, of the admissions tax and secured 
elimination of other proposed or sug- 
gested legislative burdens on amuse- 
nien enterprises. 

Railroad Administration 

"Under the confusion - of war condi- 
tions, army necessities and post-war re- 
organization, a number of serious si- 
tuations have arisen threatening theat- 
rical travel, such aa orders requiring SO 
tickets to secure a baggage car (the 
rescinding of which the Association 
T.romptiy secured) denying baggage 
ears for theatrical use In certain sec- 
tions, and ether regulations and re- 
quirements seriously hampering theat- 
rical travel, all of which were success- 
fully handled. . 

Internal Havana* Department 

"The 'existing tax law' "was enacted 
within the past year, under which ma- 
terial changes were made In the tax re- 
quirements 'and 1evle» previously in 
force. ' Numerous conferences with the 
Commissioner of Internal Revenue and 
bLn assistants In charge were neces- 
sary." 'Prompt rules were worked out and 
full instructions immediately bulletined 
to our members. 

"Nothwittistandlng the many confus- 
ing Situations' involved, our. members 
"have 'been' kept so promptly and thor- 
oughly advised that little confusion and 
no unnecessary hardship has resulted. 
Those tax bulletins nave covered , such 
phases, as the tax generally,, signs and 
"lobby notice*', 'tickets, price J marking, 
established price, passes, tax exempt- 
ions," employees, lithograph and ex- 
change tickets^ saMs of performances, 
reduced: rates, cut rate tickets- and ■ 
brokers, benefits, excess taxes, speculat- 
ors'," overpayments and refund? of same. 
returns, and' practically all other 



questions arising under the amusement 
section of the act. In addition, mem- 
bers have been advised .individually 
under each inquiry covering any un- 
usual circumstances and refunds ob- 
tained for them. 

Income Taxes 

"Members have been fullly advised as 
to tbetr obligations as employers of 
aliens, travelling actors, musicians, 
stage hands, etc . nnd in other matters 
covering withholding of the income tax 
at the source. 

State legislation 

"The Association has successfully op- 
posed proposed state legislation burden- 
some npon amusement enterprises, such 
as requiring a license for each perform- 
ance of a play, requiring censoring of 
plays before any performance in a 
state, excessive license taxes, etc. In 
each Instantce It has been successful. 

Piracie* 

"The Association has suppressed 147 
piracies and secured the conviction of 
nine .piratic play brokers and several 
performing pirates. It has also se- 
cured indictments against two others, 
one of whom Is now out on bond and 
the other in jail awaiting trial. Play 
piracy has largely been suppressed. 
Labor 

"The. Association has negotiated 
road scales for travelling stage crews 
and musicians and participated in the 
adjustment of many local scales. It 
has handled 806 controversies involv- 
ing stage employees all of which, ex- 
cept 6. have heretofore been satis- 
factorily adjusted and 120 controversies 
Involving musicians of which bnt one is 
still pending. 

' General Matter 

'iSuppresslon of sales of pick up 
paper' and left overs in the Charley 
box has been made and contract Jump- 
ing, discriminations and Improper 
charges under bill posting, transfer, 
advertising, etc.. handled. The general 
complaints have covered all forms of 
unfatr or improper dealings, demands 
and charges, and 120 general com- 
plaints have been bandied, none of 
which are now 'pending-' 



"None of toe previously noted mat- 
ters include miner complaints or 
controversies which could be disposed 
of by a telephone call, a letter or an 
Interview, and embrace only those of 
sufficient importance to warrant the 
making out of an individual file for a 
record of the facta, "negotiations and 
settlement. 

"The foregoing by no means covers 
all that the Association has done and 
is doing, bnt It Is sufficient to give 
our members a fair idea of the import- 
ance of the work and general matters 
involved. 



ATTACHED FIELDS SHOW 

Mel Franklin and 'Fred Bowers who 
wrote the lyrics . and music for Lew 
Fields show, "The Lonely Romeo," at- 
tached the' show in Philadelphia last 
week through Harry S. Hechbejmer. 

According to their attorney, Frank- 
lin and Bowers were to get the royalty 
due them each week but the payments 
fell behind until they had $2400 com- 
ing to thr. nn. Explanation for the ar- 
rearage' not being' satisfactory, Hech- 
lielmer went to Polity and. with Ben- 
jamin Ij. Bubinsobn. a Philadelphia 
attorney, resorted to legal ■ measures 
to collect it. : ■ ■ 



WEBER AND ANDERSON SPLIT 

With the disposal last week of his 
holdings in the corporation which owns 
the Longacre Theatre, on West Forty- 
eight 'Street, G. M. Anderson, it was 
learned, will confine his. activities to 
the production of plays on an extensive 

basis. 

At the present time he Is on the road 
with his "Frivolities of 1919" show, 
now playing an engagement at the 
Boston Optra House, but which is 
scheduled to open here January 5, pro- 
bably at the Forty-fourth Street 
Theatre. Anderson is reported to have 
already expended in the neighborhood 
of $80,000 on the show and it must look 
like a good proposition to the Shuberts, 
for Jake Shubert recently spent two 
days with it out of town. 

The Eongacre Theatre, including the 
site, cost approximately $450,000. It 
was built by the Longacre Theatre 
Corporation (Goldstone and Pincus). 
In June, 1916. Anderson acquired the 
theatre, which he subsequently leased 
to the Fraud Theatre Corporation, con- 
trolled by himself and H. H. France. 
The rental they virtually paid to them- 
-selves is reported to have been in the 
neighborhood of $30,000 yearly. In 
1917, F razee, It is said, needed money 
with which to acquire the Boston Na- 
tional League Baseball Club, so he sold 
his Interest in the lease to Larry We- 
ber, who had as associates in the deal 
Coms took and Gest and the Shuberts. 

Now, Anderson has sold his Interest 
in the property to Wagenbals and 
Kempner, it is said, who also control 
the corporation which owns the Astor 
Theatre, the latter house being held 
under lease by the -Shuberts. 

During their joint tenancy at the 
Xiongacre Theatre, Weber and Ander- 
son produced four plays in partneisMp. 
These were "Nothing But Lies", "Noth- 
ing But the Truth", "Tea or No" and 
"The 'Very Idea". 

Their joint Interest In these plays 
remains the same, despite the fact that 
they' will no longer produce In partner- 
ship, both going their separate theat- 
rical ways. Weber, besides being inter- 
ested In burlesque Shows and also hold- 
ing interests In show's controlled by the 
shuberts and ComStock and Gest, re- 
cently became affiliated with Lewis 
5elsnlck In the motion picture business. 

Anderson has practically removed all 
of his belongings from the erstwhile 
Weber and Anderson offices in the 
Longacre Theatre and has taken 
quarters elsewhere. W. M. Gorham, 
whom Anderson brought here from Ca- 
lifornia, where Gorham had managed 
the extensive motion picture interests 
formerly controlled by Anderson, and 
established nere as bis general man- 
ager, will continue to act in that ca- 
pacity for Anderson. 



TO RE-BUILD N. O. HOUSE 
New Obueahs, La~ Dec.' 1 4. —Plans 
for the building of a new opera house 
on the site of the old French Opera 
House, which was burned down several 
weeks ago, are now under way. The 
stockholders in the old opera house have 
appointed a committee to confer with 
the "New Orleans Grand Opera Asso- 
ciation in reference to a new building. 
A plan to make the new theatre a corn- 
Used memorial auditorium and opera 
house has met with disapproval In 
many circles, and It Is probable that 
the old opera house win be restored 
without change, except In the way of 
fire-escapes and modern Improvements. 



KLINE SUES UNIVERSAL 

Harry D. Kline, who went to Cali- 
fornia test May to assume his duties 
as studio manager for the Universal 
Film Company, returned to New York 
last week and immediately instituted 
an action for alleged breach of contract 
of employment against his erstwhile- 
employer. 

The suit was brought in the United 
States District Court here and, in hla 
complaint, filed through Nathan Bur- 
kan, his attorney, Kline alleges that be 
fa entitled to* $38,200, the total amount 
of salary be would have earned had 
not the Universal let him go December 
& 

Acording to the complaint, Kline 
was employed by the Universal, Carl 
Laemmle, aa bead of the company, 
signing the alleged written agreement 
for a period of two years from May 
14. 1919. Under the terms of the al- 
leged agreement Kline, as studio man- 
ager, was to receive a weekly salary 
of $300 during the first year and $500 
during the second year. 

However, after - working In Cali- 
fornia for a period of less than eight 
months, Kline says be was "fired", 
contrary, to the terms of his contract. 
Thus far the Universal has not filed 
any answer to the complaint. 



ROONEY AND BENT ROBBED 

A sneak thief got into the dressing- 
room of Pat Rooney and his wife, Ma- 
rion Bent, at the Riverside Theatre 
last Friday night and stole a blank. 
velvet bag containing $110 in cash. 
Mlsa Bent's .wedding ring, a pawn 
ticket for one of her valuable diamond 
pins, and a set of diamond and sap- 
phire, cuff links, besides a diamond and 
sapphire stick pin that went with the 
link art. The latter are said by ta* 
police to be worth more than $S00. 

This robbery was discovered by B oa 
ney and Bent a few minutes after they 
entered their dressing-room following 
the finish of their act. While they 
srere on the stage, their maid. Bvm 
Fuller, had placed the bag containing 
the money and Jewelry in the tray at 
one of the trunks in the room. The- 
maid ttoea left the room for a few min- 
utes to go on stage to watch the act. 
She says she was not out of the r oom 
for a longer period than five minutes. 

The maid has seen In the service eg 
Miss Bent for tne last two years 
and aba aaya this is the first time sfce 
ever permitted her employers' valnv 
ables to remain In the dressing- roosa 
while she was away from It; she was 
always In the habit »f carrying ts* 
valuables with her. 

Detective sergeants James V. Fifco- 
pa trick and Steve Love, of the Weak 
100th -Street Police Station, where ta* 
robbery was reported by bouse man- 
ager Charles Derr shortly after It was 
discovered, who were assigned to In- 
vestigate, say a strange man was no- 
ticed about the stage while Rooney 
and Bent were performing. 









GUILD PICKS MEETING DAY 
The Catholic Actor's Guild, decided 
last week that a regular meeting of 
the Guild, will be held on the' second 
Friday" of each ' month.' ■ 

.. - - ... • • ■ -.. ■•- .. • 



TO CELEBRATE WITH 

PmLADSxraiA, Dec. 12.— A nnater 
of artiste will appear at the Christmas 
celebration given by the Pen and Pencil 
Club of this city on December ML 
Ralph Bingham ' has volunteered anal 
the stars of the "Passing Show sf 
1919", which opens .here, -will also ap- 
pear. 

Others who will entertain are WuV 
iie and Eugene Howard. Bay Omav 
mlngs. William J. Philbrlck, Jofca. 
Burke, Edward Basse, Frank Han, 
Bobby McCree, Helen Harringtea. 
Leeta Carder, Alexandra Dagmar, 
Donna, Dolores Snarex and BlaatBs 
Parks. : 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 17, 1919 



"The Lady in Red" Cast 

Ask Equity to Get Salaries 



Tell Officials of Association Thai Corporation, Once Backed 
Millionaire Shipping Man, Owes Them. Company 
Closed in Paterson Early This Month 



by 



That "The Lady in Bed" came a 
cropper in Paterson, N. J., recently. Is 
the story brought to the Actors' 
Equity Association early this week by 
members of the company, who filed 
claims for back salaries. The aggre- 
gate amount of the salaries, according 
to Paul II. Turner, attorney for the 
Equity, is $1,643. And unless the mem- 
bers of the company are paid, Turner 
stated, suits will be brought against 
the Hercarsi corporation, which pro- 
duced "The Lady in Bed". 

According to Turner, "The Lady in 
Bed" had been out on the road about 
ten weeks' before it was brought to 
Paterson early this month. During 
this time, he stated, the members of 
the company received their salaries in 
portions. In Paterson, several made 
definite demands on- company manager 
James Barnes for back salary they 
claimed to be due. 

To add to the show's troubles, some- 
body attached it in Paterson. with the 
result that the piece was forced to 
close right then and there, the com- 
pany coming to New York, where most 
of them aired their - grievances to 
Equity officials. These latter, after 
listening to the players' placed the 
matter in the hands of Paul N. Turner, 
who stated early this week that If re- 
course against the Hercarsi corporation, 
of which John P. Slocum is said to be 
general manager, proves ineffectual in 
collecting the back salaries claimed by 
the players, he would proceed against 
the individual officers and directors. 
This legal : recourse Is vouchsafed 
people who have" salary claims under 
the law of this state declared the 
Equity attorney. 

When asked over the telephone Mon- 
day night why the players : in "The 
Lady f ri Red" had pot been paid ail the 
salary due 'them, as claimed, John P. 
'Slocum, 'speaking' from his apartment 



in the Hotel Bristol, declared: "They 
didn't get paid because there was no 
one home". Slocum had previously ex- 
plained that he journied to Paterson on 
the day the show closed but that his 
visit there failed to placate the players. 

Within the last few weeks, the 
name "Hercarsi Corporation" has been 
rubbed off the door of the suite of of- 
fices which the corporation occupied 
on the fourth floor of the Selwyn 
Theatre Building. About ten days 
ago Slocum was found there, in room 
407, by a "Clipper" reporter, arranging 
books and papers in bundle form. At 
that time, he explained that, although 
the Hercarsi corporation would not oc- 
cupy the suite Anderson T. Herd, the 
wealthy shipping man who backed "The 
Better Ole" and who at the time, at 
least, was interested in "The Lady in 
Bed" would still retain the offices and 
pay the rental for them. 

Herd, who is reported to have sunk 
upwards of $60,000 in "The Lady in 
Bed" show, besides being a millionaire 
and in the shipping business, is an 
animal fancier who has won various 
large sums 'in prices for blooded live 
stock he has exhibited. 

The following is a list of "The Lady 
in Bed" company who claim unpaid 
salaries and the amount of each indi- 
vidual claim-: Arthur Beagon, $848; 
Winifred Francis, $200: Henry Antrim, 
$75; Harry Miller, $177.50; Olive Hill, 
$172.50; Alden McCIaskle $133; 
Frances Clyde, $102.50; F. *Catenby 
Bell. 82.50; J. Humbird Duffy, $75; 
Betty (?). $32.50; Carmen Bordan, 
$20; Pamela Carew, $20; Nellie Ander- 
son. $17.50; Helen Winters. $17.50; 
-Made Edwards, . $17.50 ; Irene - Riley, 
$17.50; Elizabeth Newton, $17.50; Lil- 
lian Hewitt, $17.50; Dorothy Meadows, 
$17.50; Leonard Hopkins. $17.50; Rose 
iRoyce. $17.50: Mar da Phillips, $10, 
and Mrs. Rogers, $40. . . . 



DAVE BENNETT SUED 

David Bennett Motz, theatrically 
known as Dave Bennett, stage manager 
and producer for Com stock and Gest, 
is being sued by Josephine Bennett 
Metz for divorce and separate main- 
tenance. It is rumored that Gladys 
Dore is the co-respondent. Mrs. Ben- 
nett asks for $6,000 a year alimony 
and $2,500 consel fees. She /•laiTng his 
income is $30,000 a year. Metz has, 
as yet, filed no answer. 



"BEN HUR" TO TOUR AGAIN 

t "Ben' .Hur*\' Haw and Erlanger's 

dramatic 'Institution", is announced to 

i open its twenty-first season on the 

road some time next February. The 

show was first presented here at the 

, Broadway Theatre, November 29. 1899. 

In the twenty consecutive years that 

"Ben Hur" has held forth it has been 

witnessed by more than _ 10,000,000 

people and its reeipts have totaled npr 
wards of $S ,000,000. Several years 
1 ago the play "was " running in this 
Eniill? ij,ea, Marguerite Zender, Tyler 
taneously. 



mi r if BURKE TO DO gFPiga . .. 

F. Ztegfeld has announced that he 
will make the organization now pre- 
senting "Caesar's Wife", a permanent 
one. and that, each season, they will 
present a revival of an old comedy, be- 
ginning next year- with Sheridan's "A 
School for Scandal". ' * 
' Miss Burke will play the role of 
Lady Teazle. The costumes wUl, be 
made in London and the scenery will 
be designed by Joseph Urban. 



"ANGEL FACE" COMING IN 

"Angel Face", the musical comedy by 
Victor Herbert, which has already 
° been 'seen in Chicago,' Philadelphia and 
Boston! will open In New York at the 
Knickerbocker on Monday, December 
29th. The lyrics are by Robert S. 
Smith. The play is produced by 
George W. Lederer. 

In the. cast will be John E. Young, 
Emilie Lea, Marguerite eZnder, Tyler 
Brooke,- Mary Milburn, May Thompson, 
George A. Schiller, Minerva Gray, Wil- 
liam Cameron, . Sarah McVlcker, Mar- 
guerite St. Clair, Miriam Medie, 
Georgie Sewell and Gertrude WalxeL 



- GOLDEN GETS NEW ONE 

John Golden has secured the pro- 
ducing rights to a new comedy by Win- 
chell Smith- entitled "The Wheel," 
which is scheduled for early production. 



NEW FIRM CHARTERED 

Treston, N. J., Dec. 1L— To operate 
motion picture and other kinds of 
theatres, as well as other amusements, 
is the function of the K. S. A K. 
Amusement Company, of 175 Smith St, 
Perth Amhoy, chartered in the office of 
the Secretary of State this week. The 
new firm is capitalized at $50,000, di- 
vided into 500 shares at $100 par. 

David Snaper, Sol Keisey and Philip 
Kilivan are the Incorporators; each 
holds four shares. 



JULES HURTIG TO PRODUCE 

Jules Hnrtlg, of the burlesque firm 
of Hurtig and Seamon, will shortly 
produce a comedy on Broadway called 
"The Pendulum," written by Alberta 
Stedman Eagan and Bide Dudely. 
Mabel Brownell, who has already ap- 
peared in "Eyes of Youth," "The Gam- 
blers," "The Great Divide" and a num- 
ber of others, will be featured in the 
production, which is being staged un- 
der the direction of Clifford Stark. 



"WELCOME STRANGER'' READY 

j, For his new play, ."Welcome Strang- 
er," by Aaron Hoffman, Sam Harris, 

'has engaged George Sidney, Edmund 
Breese, Ben Johnson, Edward L. Sni- 
der, David Higgins, Charles L. Scbo- 

■ field, Davis Adler, John Adair, Jr., 
Frank Herbert, Percival Lennon, Don 
Both, Francis Stirling Clark, Isodora 
Martin, Mary Brandon and Valerie 
Hickerson. The play will open in 
Rochester on Dec 22 and will go to the 
George M. Cohan Grand, Chicago, 
where it will begin a run Dec 28. 



MOSS'S NEW HOUSE STARTED 

Work on the. new theatre that B. S. 
Moss is building has been started on 
the site which occupies an entire block, 
bounded by Webster, Tremont and Car- 
ter avenues, and 174th Street The 
theatre is to cost $1,000,000 and is to 
seat 3.500. It is expected that the new 
house, the largest in the Bronx, will 
be called "The Grant" 



CATTS' SHOW "SET" 

Work has been completed on the cast- 
ing of George M. Gatts' "Katzenjammer 
Kids," and it has gone into rehearsal 
in Chicago, being scheduled to open in 
Racine, Wis., Christmas day. Georgia 
Campbell, heading the cast, will be 
supported by Harry Murry, Rose Stan- 
ley, Fred Flynn, Petra Folkian, William 
J. Hoy t, Paulies Paulies, Henry Wash- 
er, Clarence Wells, Hugo. Wright and 
A. Lockridge. Edward. Everett is busi- 
ness manager; A. W. Swartz, agent, 
and W. B. Fredericks, company man- 
ager. i — 

MARE ISLAND THEATRE BURNS 

Vaixjo, Cal.,Dec. 13.— The theatre 
at the Mare Island hospital reservation 
was destroyed by fire last week. The 
loss is estimated at $5,000. The cause 
of the fire is not known. 



HOLIDAY SHOWS BOOKED 

Pittsbcbgh,' Pa., Dee. 15.— Two mu- 
sical revues and two dramas. will be 
playing here during Christmas week. 
Ed Wynn's Carnival will be at the 
Nixon, '.'Monte Christo.'jr.'Tlat the Al- 
vin, Louis Mann in "Friendly En- 
emies" at the iPtt and "The Old Home- 
stead" at the Duquesne. 



"SMILIN' THROUGH" COMING IN 
Jane Cowl will open in New.. York 
with "Smilin' Through" after complet- 
ing her engagements in Boston and 
Washington. The piece was written 
by Allan Langdon Martin. 



ANTI-PROHIBITION PLAY DUE 
William Anthony McGuire shortly 
will begin rehearsals of his newest 
play, a drama entitled, "Stand from 
Under", taking a negative stand on the 
abolishment of alcohol. Richard Dix 
has been engaged to play the principal 

role. 

WOODS HAS FOUR NEW PLAYS 
A. H. Woods, for next season, has 
four new plays, two of them foreign 
comedies. The first is "The Great Il- 
lusion", an adaption by Avery Hop- 
wood of a French play by Sacha Guitry 
and the other Ian Hay's comedy "Tilly 
of Bloomsbury". Then he has- "The 
(Moving Finger", produced in Atlantic 
City last Monday, and which comes 
into New York at the Republic, on the 
22nd, and "Beady To Occupy", a new 
comedy with Ernest Trnex in the lead- 
ing role, which comes to New York 
after the holidays, following a prelim- 
inary showing in Sbfmford n the 22nd. 



SUNDAY CONCERTS 

Charles Pureell, the Cameron Sisters, 
Tom Lewis and Lt Tim Brymn, were 
. headlined at the Central concert Sun- 
day evening. ■ - -.. 

The Lyric featured William and Gor- 
don Dooley, the "Klein Brothers and 
Harry and Anna Seymour. 

At the 44 th Street Theatre Dooley 
and Sales, John Burke, De "'Haven and 
Nice, and Ronita and Beam were 
headlined.. Ten other, acts were pre- 
sented" at each one of the concerts. 

The bill at the Manhattan Opera 
' House consisted of Nonette, Ben Welch, 
"Flashes", Roscoe Alls and Jazz Band, 
Williams and Wolf us,. Bennett- and 
'Richards, Milt Collins? the Du For 
Boys and Wilbur Sweat man and Co. 

The Century ' concert programmed 
Pat Rooney, George McFarlane, Buth 
Roye, Whiting and- Burt, <J.- Rosamond 
Johnson Sextette, Joe Browning, Fal- 
lon and. Brown, McLallen and Carson 
and Hubert Kenney and Corine. 



MTTZI HAJOS BUYS HOUSE 
Mitzi -Hajos has purchased another 
home, making the second purchase this 
Fall. This property is a colonial re- 
sidence on Burling Avenue, Gedney 
Farms, White Plains, and was bought 
from George Howe, Charles : Griffith 
and Eudene Moss. 



TO GIVE RUSSIAN PLAYS 

A season of Russian special matinees 
will be given by Arthur Hopkins at the 
Plymouth Theatre, starting with 
Gorky's "Night Lodgings'*. • 



BENEFIT NETS $2,500 

The benefit performance held at the 
Century Theatre Sunday afternoon net- 
ted the Mayor's Committee on Rent 
Profiteering $2,500. Acts were furnish- 
ed by the Loew, Keith, "Gaieties of 
1919" and Zeigfeld 'Tollies" -manage- 
ments. 



December 17. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



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Wayfarer", Huge Spectacle, 
Opens -to Audience of Over 8000 

Sponsors Confronted by Many Difficulties m Staging Piece That Drew 

$12,000 at Opening Performance in 

Madison Square Garden 



"The Wayfarer", the greatest dra- 
matic spectacle ever staged In this 
eountiy and presented by the Inter- 
Church World Movement, was accord- 
ed its metropolitan premier Monday 
night. This great spectacle is neither 
drama, opera nor pageant, bnt a 
modern passion play In which more 
than 3,000 people apepar on the largest 
stage ever constructed in New York. 
It opened to an audience of 8,000 and a 
$12,000 gate receipt. 

For months past, the hnge project 
has been in rehearsal. Choruses were 
enlisted from more than 1,500 congre- 
gations in the metropolitan district and 
Artists engaged who possessed the tem- 
peramental fitness and artistic attain- 
ments required for a production of 
this hind And for purposes of realism, 
it was even found neccessary to comb 
the entire* country for camels, sheep 
and donkeys to say nothing of the 
hundred and one other minor details 
which are involved 

Along with the other difficulties, en- 
countered by the producers in prepar- 
ing the spectacle, was the building of 
the great scenes, which are much to 
large for any stage In the country. 
Also to find and equip an auditorium 
and stage capable of accommodating 
such a monster spectacle. In New 
York it was found that only Madison 
Square Garden was big enough. A. 
great stage was constructed there, 
large enough to accommodate at each 
performance 1,500 persona, in addition 
to the two large choirs numbering 1,000 
each. Beside this, there is a symphony 
orchestra of 100 pieces. 

Then there was the matter of light- 
ing, by which are seccured many mar- 
velous lighting offects. Equipment 
three times that of the largest stand- 
ard auditorium in America was found 
neccessary. It is said to be the most 
complete and elaborate portable equip- 
ment ever assembled 

All of these elaborate features are 
made use of simply as contributing 
agencies in the interpretation of the 
greatest drama ever conceived, on 
which the story of "The Wayfarer" is 
based . . 

Appearing in the prologue, the Way- 
farer represents the average man, dis- 
couraged by recent world events, dis- 
heartened over the outlook for man- 
kind and inclined to' doubt the potency 
of Christianity. He is confronted by 
Despair, who attempts still further to 
break his already wavering faith and 
shows him in the first of the big 
scenes, a battle in a Flanders village, 
with its attendant horrors, as symbol- 
ical of what the world has come to. 

Dazed and further disheartened .e 
calls for Understanding. She comes to 
him, reassuringly, tells him such things 
have always been in 'every crisis of 
every era, but that, always, there arises 
a stabilizing fort that restores man to 
his own. 

Despair, protesting, but following, 
she takes the Wayfarer back through 
the ages and shows to him the Jews 
in despairing captivity, in the second 
scene "By the Waters of Babylon". 
They are -revealed in the ruins of a 
temple at secret worship and lament- 
ing their plight. A runner enters 
swiftly and tells them their beautiful 
temple In Jerusalem has been defiled 
and that their altars have been over- 



th'.own. This latest disaster over- 
whelms them until the outcries are 
stilled by the appearance of a Heaven- 
ly Messenger, who prophesis that not 
only they, hut their childrens children, 
shall be released from bondage and 
restored to the ancient glories of Je- 
rusalem, where a Messiah shall arise 
to offer them everlasting life. 

The story closely follows Biblical 
history, from this to the finale. Under- 
standing next shows the Wayfarer 
and insistent Despair the fields of 
Bethlehem on the Night of the Nativity. 
Shepherds attending their flocks about 
the campfire. are discussing the an- 
cient prophecies, that in particular 
foretold the coming of the Messiah. 
Reading from the Book of the Law, 
one calls attention to the auguries and 
the fact that that very place and mo- 
ment fullfill them. Suddenly, the con- 
firming Star appears in the Bast and 
while they marcel, the heavenly trump- 
ets sound and the Messenger stands be- 
fore them. They are directed to journey 
to the village of Bethlehem. They 
leave as bidden and, following them on 
their self-appointed mission, appear 
the Wise Men of the East, mounted on 
camels and with their retinae. 

After an elapse of some thirty years, 
the great crowd at the Damascus Gate 
awaiting the triumphal entry of the 
Messiah into Jerusalem, is witnessed 
by the Wayfarer, while Understand- 
ing explains its significance. Bnt the 
powerful interests begin to fear Mes- 
siah's growing influence and the effect 
of His miracles and he is denounced to 
Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor. 

Understanding now leads the Way- 
farer and the nearly silenced Despair 
to the court of Pilate" s palace.' It is 
night and upon the balcony, Pilate rest- 
lessly strides, to and fro, certain the 
Messiah is. innocent, but unable to find 
any way out of delive.ing him to the 
mob. Awakened from a vision, bis 
wife runs and warns him, pleading for 
the Messiah urging that He be saved 
by delivering- to the people one they 
have long sought-Barabbas, a notorious 
criminal. In relief, Pilate sizes upon 
the suggestion. 

When the trial hour arrives, Pilate 
tries to appease the multitude with Bar- 
abbas. But they insist upon crucifying 
the Messiah and Pilate surrenders Him. 
swashing his hands as a token of his 
innoncence. 

Again the Sushan Gate, but this time 
the crowds are seen streaming outward 
toward Calvary. The cross is. seen to 
fall and be caught up again. The mul- 
titude passes into the distance and the 
. crucifixion is left to the imagination. 
Then follows the triumph of the 
Master over death, and Understand- 
ing now tells the Wayfarer that if he 
still does not believe, to follow her to 
further evidence. 

She then takes him to the "Court of 
the World", the final scene. Despair 
following in his own despair. There 
she summons the leaders of history, 
who have borne the Cross over all ob- 
stacles. When these, by their presence 
and records, have testified Under- 
standing calls the nations of the 
world. Convinced, the Wayfarer re- 
gains his faith, as Despair sinks out 
of eight and the "Hallelujah Chorus" 
closes the spectacle, sounding the 
world's thanksgiving. 

In the title role, Walter Hampden 



plays with understanding. Blanche 
Yurka. as Unterstanding, and J. Harry 
Irving' form admirable support. In ad- 
dition to these well-known players, 
there are more than .thirty other pro- . 
feesionais, who are all well-known 
either on the speaking or musical 
stage. 



DULUTH NEEDS THEATRE 
DutuTH, Dec. 15. — When the Lyceum 
Theatre opens during the coming Spring 
as a motion-picture theatre, this city 
will be left without a first class house. 
The Orphenm and Grand theatres sup- 
ply vaudeville, and there are a number 
of motion picture houses. The Lyceum ' 
has been the one house with legitimate 
attractions, but has been purchased by 
new interests who will turn it into a 
"movie" in the. Spring, leaving only 
vaudeville and motion picture houses in 
the town 



CLEF CLUB WINS 

i The Appellate Division or tne Sup- 
reme Court handed down a decision last 
week which makes permanent the tem- 
Iiorary injunction granted to the -31ef 
Club, the organization of colored mu- 
sicians, founded by the late Lt. Jim 
Europe, restraining Frederick W. John- 
son, the Clef Club Singers and the 
Players' Managing Corporation, from 
using the name Clef Club on stationery 
or in any part of a corporate title 

The decision ends a controversy 
which started after the killing of Eu- 
rope in Boston, when Johnson, who 
used to be the president and manager 
of the Clef Club, took charge of the 
clubhouse at 134 West Fifty-third 
Street, organized a company he called 
the "Clef Club Singers," and a musical 
exchange, called "The Players' Manag- 
ing Corporation," and proceeded to do 
an extensive business, giving concerts 
and booking musical acts. These 
charges were made in the complaint. 

The original Clef Club, finding Itself 
homeless, managerless or any kind of a 
-business organization, went to law and 
'socured an Injunction which put a 
"quietus on Johnson and his Clef Club 
Singers. The defendants appealed 
.from the Injunction, but the decision 
of the higher court was for the com- 
plainant. 



GETS THREE NEW HOUSES 

AVilmwqton, Del., Dec. 13. — Three 
new theatres will shortly be added to 
- the list of show . bouses in this town, 
©ne of the proposed theatres wHl occu- 
py a site where six stores are at pres- 
ent, three on Market Street and three 
on King, and will seat over 2,000. Sam- 
uel Greenbaum, a retired merchant, is 
backing this 'theatre, which will be 
known as the 'Wilmington. Its policy 
has, as yet, not been announced, but it 
is understood that vaudeville and mo- 
tion pictures will be given. 

The second will be erected in that 
part of the city known as Brandywine 
Village, and will be built by the Strand 
Theatre Company of New York, with a 
policy of motion pictures. It will be 
managed by Oscar Ginna. 

The one which is now being con- 
structed is situated in the Union Park 
Gardens section and will open soon with 
motion pictures. 



D1TR1CHSTEIN INTO BOOTH 
"The Purple Mash," Leo Dietrich- 
stein's new ■ play, is chedeled to open 
at the Booth Theatre on Jan. 5. It has 
already been presented in London suc- 
cessfully. 

PRIMA DONNA OPENS IN VAUDE 
Maybelle Gibson, prima donna last 
season of the Al Reeves Show, opened 
Monday in vaudeville in a new act with 
three boys. She calls the act Maybelle 
Gibson and Melody Three. 



"STRAIGHT" MAN DIVORCED 

Flossie Bauer Sheahan was granted 
a divorce by Judge Tierney, of the 
Bronx Supreme Court, last Thursday, 
from Earl Sheahan, straight man of 
the "Caba-et Girls." Mrs. Sheahan, 
who is working at the National Winter 
Garden, was given the custody of thefr 
child and also granted alimony. 



GOES WTO MINSKY SHOW 

Frank "Rags" Murphy will open at 
the National "Winter Garden next Mon- 
day. He closed with the "Cracker 
Jack" last Saturday in Detroit Prin- 
cess Doveer is the added attraction at 
the National Winter Garden now. 



KAHN'S CAST CHANGING 

Eugene West will close at Kabn's 
Union Square a week from next Satur- 
day. Wenn Miller a juvenile "straight" 
will open there next Monday. Estelle 
Wood will open as prima donna at this 
house a week from Monday, replacing 
Miss Lorraine, who will take a rest 

SIGNS FOR BUFFALO STOCK 

Jim Horton was booked hist week 
with the stock company at' the Garden 
Theatre, Buffalo, by Ike Weber. 



CHUBBY DRISDALE TO MARRY 

Chubby Drisdale, soubrette of the 
"Star and Garter Show" will be married 
next week in Philadelphia ' to Joseph 
Hill, the electrician of I. H. Hcrk's 
"Beauty Trust." Klara Hemlrlx will 
be the bridesmaid 



TO. STAR IN HAMILTON PLAY 

The second starring vehicle of violet 
Hemlng will be "The Princess of New 
York," by Cosmo-. Hamilton. The 
Famous-Players Lastty < Corporation 
will produce the film.- '" ; 



NEW THEATRE FOR 50TH ST. 

A two-story motion picture theatre is 
to be erected at the northwest corner of 
Fiftieth Street and Eighth' Avenue, ,by 
the Bancroft Realty Company. . The 
building will occupy a plot 01.10x100 
feet and will cost $100,000. Eisenrath 
and Horwitz are the architects. *• 



SHIPMAN FOR CAPITOL SCREEN 

The feature film at the Capitol The- 
atre starting on Monday, Dec. 21, will 
be "Back to God's Country," .starring 
Nell Shipman. The production ..was 
made in Canada. 



DALLAS TO GET NEW HOUSE 

Dallas, Dec. 14.— A new theatre will 

- be erected here by the -Interstate 

Amusement Circuit, at a cost of $500,- 

000." Local contractors have already 

started to bid for the job. I 



" LETTY" CAST CHANGES ■ 
There have been some changes made 
in the cast -of "Linger Longer Lerty" 
with Charlotte Greenwood as the star. 
Maiyartt Severe bus been auJed <n a 
specialty dancer and Hattie Fox, niece 
of Delia Fox, put into the Ingenue 
prima donna role. ' 



10 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 17, 1919 





KEITH PUTS IN 

NEW BOOKING 

SCHEME 

EDDIE DARLING HEADS PLAN 



Adopting a system of bookings 
somewhat similar to the one employed 
on the Orpbenm Circuit, the Keith 
Vaudeville Exchange started hooking 
last week under a new plan whereby 
the handling of acts is centralized un- 
der one head who has authority to -act 
for all houses on the circuit rather 
tban for only a few, as formerly. _ 

Eddie V. Darling has been made 
booking manager under this new plan. 
Directly assisting him will be Johnny 
Collins, Chester Stratton, Pat Woods 
And John McNally. Darling is em- 
powered to book any theatre that plays 
TJ. B. O. vaudeville. It will now be 
possible for an act to get a route over 
this time without depending on the de- 
cision of some half dozen bookers. 

T." nder the old plan, the theatres 
playing U. B. O. acts were booked by 
various men. One would have author- . 
lty over the houses of the West, while 
another would hate charge of booking 
the New York houses. Such a method 
made con seen five booking Tor any 
length of time rare. An act that might 
please one booker would, perhaps, 
prove objectionable to another and it 
necessitated agents doing business 
with half a dozen men to get their 
acts hooked over the one circuit. 

tinder the new plan, this is all 
avoided. Darling, as head of the book- 
ing department, can, if he so desires, 
book an act' solidly over the whole cir- 
cuit. It Is estimated that this new 
plan will considerably cut down what 
seemed to be useless redtape in the old 
style of booking. 

Darling states that, in the few days 
that the new plan. has been working, 
the results have "been very gratifying. 

DIANE AND RUBMI CANCEL 
Mile. Diane and Jan Rubini haw 
been, forced to cancil their act be- 
cause of the illness of Mile Diane 
"While shopping at Maey's she was 
taken ill and is now confined In the 
Manhattan Square Sanitarium. The 
act was to go to Montreal this week, 
hut her Illness caused a postponement 
of an dates till she recovers. 



THROW MONEY ON STAGE 

Sammy Duncan, the Scotch comedi- 
an, broke down and wept last week 
while appearing at the Regen Theatre, 
where he played during 'he first half. 

The thing- that brought tears to his 
eyes and a pathetic rebuke from him to 
the audience was the throwing of some 
pennies on the stage by somebody in 
the balcony. With the clink of the 
coins on the stage, Duncan looked 
down, divined their apparent meaning 
and suddenly walked off. But the au- 
dience, with the exception of the loaf- 
ers who had thrown the coins, would 
not have Duncan remain in the wings, 
bo they applauded until he reluctantly 
came forward again. 

With tears in his eyes and his voice 
shaky with emotion be told the au- 
dience exactly how he felt about the 
happening, also explaining that, in his 
own country, such a gratuitous insult 
is never known to have been offered to 
a performer. Then he bowed and walk- 
ed off again. 

Immediately that Manager Emll 
Groth became aware of what bad oc- 
curred he sent ushers and a special de- 
tective up to the balcony to hunt out 
those who had thrown the pennies, 
himself taking up a vigil at the door 
downstairs, but all of their efforts in 
that direction were unsuccessful. 
Therefore he personally offered an 
apology to Duncan for the unwarrant- 
ed occurrence and then announced from 
the stage that he would pay a reward 
of $50 if at any time anybody caught 
people throwing money on the stage. 

This same thing has occurred at the 
Colonial and a few other Keith the- 
atres during the but few weeks, with- 
out the perpetrators being caught. As 
a result, the Keith offices have also of- 
fered a reward of $50 for the appre- 
hension of ' any one who is seen ' to 
throw money on the stage. 



FULTON TO TRY AGAIN 

Beginning next Sunday, the Fulton 
Theatre will bonee Sunday night con- 
certs under the Joint management of 
Abe Feinberg and K. M. sheedy. It 
te expected that the concerts will be 
of the same length as those at The 
Seiwyn and will run for 10 weeks. 

"UTTLE COTTAGE" GETS ROUTE 

«eorjre Cboop's "The r J t He Cottage." 
which played th» Palace last week and 
Is in Cleveland this week, has been 
given a route over the Ornheum fme 
heeinnrne next week, the 22nd. in Mil- 
waukee. ' 



MUST DROP RED NOSES 

Upon the complaint of Wllke Bard, 
Duffy and Sweeney have been informed 
by the Keith Exchange that they must 
make-way with their red nosed make- 
up when appearing on the bill with the 
English comedian at the Davis in Pitts- 
burgh this week. Bard, who makes use 
of the same make-up, claims that Duffy 
and Sweeney's red-nose bit conflicts 
with his act. 



BLACKFACE TEAM SPLITS 

An account of differences that exist- 
ed between them. Oral IT. Cushlng and 
Lew Pistel, a blackface . team that 
played vaudeville for many years, have 
severed partnership. Each plans to 
succeed in an act of his. own. Pistel 
has started to break bis in and is now 
confronted with a complaint lodged by 
his former partner, who" claims that 
Pistel is using his name and photos. 
Cushlng has asked the N. V. A. com- 
plaint bureau to restrain Pistel from 
doing this. — — — * 

MAY BE ORPHEUM SITE 

San Francisco. Dec. 12.— The site 
for the new Orpbenm Theatre is re- 
ported to be at the corner of Eddy and 
Powell streets, and will include the lot 
now occupied by the Tuipin Hotel. 
This was the original site of the Co- 
lumbia Theatre before the big fire. 



N. V. A. TO HAVE 

XMAS TREE AND 

SANTA 



WILL ALSO CELEBRATE NEW 
YEAR 



' MASON AND BENNETT SPLIT 

The vaudeville team of Maeon and 
Bennett have split. Miss Mason has 
formed a new trio act consisting of 
herself. Stella Ehrens and Betty Lewis. 



A real tree for Christinas and a 
party until the wee sma" hours on New 
Year's Eve will help the members of 
the National Vaudeville Artists to rea- 
lize that the holiday season holds 
something more than merely playing a 
number of extra shows. It is planned 
to make the holiday spirit felt within 
the walls of the N. V. A. clubhouse, 
and, to that end, a committee is now 
busy making ready for both the Xmas 
and New Year celebration. 

The Christmas celebration will cen- 
ter around a vaudeville Santa Glaus 
who will give presents to all vaude- 
ville performers who have been good 
throughout the year. He won't be able 
to give contracts or increases in salary 
or flopless acts to his followers who 
stand around the tree, but it is pro- 
mised that he will have a present of 
some kind for everyone. 

It is planned to make the, New Year 
Eve celebration as hilarious as the ab- 
sence of John Barleycorn will permit. 
The celebration will start with dancing, 
which will be followed by an all-star 
surprise entertainment. After the en- 
tertainment, dinner will be served at 
five dollars per bead. Reservations 
must be made for this In advance, and 
it is stated that already all but a few 
have been taken. 

A dinner will also be served to top 
off the Christmas celebration. 



KRAMER LEAVES LEONARD SHOW 

Dave Kramer, formerly of Kramer 
and Morton, who has been with "Koiiy 
Boily Boys" for the past six weeks, 
leaves the show Saturday night. He 
will work with Jack Boyle in a new 
vaudeville act. 



PEYTON AND LUM JOIN 
Lou Peyton, formerly of Hlckey and 
Peyton, and Jtanmie Lum, formerly of 
Rogers and Dam, have joined and are 
rehearsing a new act that will open 
shortly. The title of. their offering 
will be "The Sportsman." 



LOEWS, MEMPHIS, SUED 

Memphis, Tenfi., Dec 12.— Loew's 
Lyceum Theatre Company, here, has 
been named as defendant in a suit 
started by the Lake Cotton Company, 
for $10,000, the amount of damages, 
said to have been incurred when the 
building, on Union Avenue which has 
been demolished by the theatre com- 
pany, collapsed on Oct 23. The build- 
ing was being taken down for the erec- 
tion of a' new theatre. 



ABORNS ENGAGE NEW PEOPLE 

The Aborns have engaged several 
new people for their vaudeville acts, 
among them Eddie Dowry, the Broad- 
way Juvenile, and Roberts and Polaire, 
specialty dancers. 



ESCAPES COMPLAINT 
The complaint of Joe Jackson against 
Joe Barton is not being investigated by 
the X. V. A because. Barton, who is 
charged with doing some bicycle bu- 
siness belonging to Jackson, is no longer 
in vaudevillle. He is now with the 
production, "Joan of Arkansas". 



CANCEL AT COLONIAL 

Myrtle Flake and George Lloyd, al- 
though programmed at . the Colonial 
Theatre Monday, did not appear be- 
cause accomodations could not be made 
for their act, which demands a full 
stage set. Clark and Bergman were 
also cancelled from this hill at the 
eleventh hour, due to slight illness of 
Miss Clark. 



DAN HEAL Y COMPLAINS 
Dan Healy, of the team of Byan and 
Healy, has registered a complaint at 
the X. V. A. against the team of 
Murphy and White, claiming that the 
latter are using a copyrighted number 
of his. relative to prohibition. He de- 
sires the x. v. A. complaint bureau to 
take action in the matter. 



CAME ASHORE AT HALIFAX 

• Grock, the French clown who will 
open here shortly, arrived in 
town last Saturday, after being forced 
to come from Halifax by train, after 
the Carmania, on which he was travel- 
ling, collided with another ship. With 
him was his agent, Percy Reiss. 



WANT DANCING DOLL BIT 

Mack and Redding have asked the N. 
V. A. to restrain the Monte Carlo bur- 
lesque company from using a dancing 
doll bit which, the complainants allege, 
was originated and copyrighted by Jack 
Inglis, They say that Inglls gave them 
perinlsison to use it in their act, hot 
that no other act is entitled to do so. 



LESSER SIGNS KELLERMAN 

Los Angeles, Cal.. Dec. 18. — Annette 
Kellerman, famous 'mermaid and mo- 
tion picture star; has signed with Sol 
Lesser to make a series of pictures. 
She will haw her own company, of 
which she will be in complete charge, 
even selecting the directors, story and 
so on. She will' also make a series of 
health pictures. 



NEW ACTS 

"Krazy Kat "KaperV- with Alfred 
Tornado, of the Six Tornados, fea- 
tured, opened on Thursday atBayonne. 

"The Golden West Girls," a new act 
by Bert LaMont, opened on Monday 
at South Norwalk, Conn. 

"The Girl," a dramatic sketch writ- 
ten by Edward Peppte, opened Monday 
.with : James Cormrlcan, Louis 'Aneker 
ami Bert D. Harrfct featured. 

Howard and Bernard, two men, 
opened in a new singing act last week. 

Eddie O'Connor will open in a new 
single' in Philadelphia January 1st. 



PALACE TENANTS MOVING 
Tenants who will be forced to va- 
cate their offices in the Palace Theatre 
Building on January 1st are already 
starting to get out and some ane mov- 
ing next door into the "Little Palace" 
Building, as the Witmark BuQding is 
fomiUarly known. Those who have al- 
ready established themselves- in the 
new quarters are Bay Hodgdon. Bill 
Lykens, Joe Paige Smith, Patsy Smith, 
and Norman Stadiger. 



WEEDOirS COAT CAME BACK 

George O. Weedon's $150 overcoat, 
which" was stolen from the tailoring 
establishment in the Putnam Building, 
where Weedon had left it for repairs 
some time ago, was recovered last 
week by Detective Clarence Daly, of 
the West Forty-seventh Street Station. 
He found it in I. Harlem's pawn shop 
on Eight Avenne near Fortieth Street, 
where the coat had been pawned for 
$14-00. '.'■.•: 



December 17. 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



11 



PALACE 

The Ramsdells and Deyo opened 
with an art that contained a aeries of 
dances.' Both girls are pretty "and 
stepped well- The mate memter* un- 
covered a few eccentric toe prances 
that brought forth real applause. The 
act proved a good, opener. 

"Playmates," consisting of four girls 
and two boys, started slowly but picked 
np after the first number. A duet 
number by a pair of lassies was the 
big hit of the act. The smaller one 
surely knows how to deliver a number. 
Another kiddie delivered two semi- 
classic numbers that would have gone 
tetter bad she not contorted her fea- 
tures. A ballad and a violin solo, ac- 
companied by a dance and a toe num- 
ber, concluded the offering. The mem- 
bers of this act are all youngsters and 
deliver their wares to the delight of 
all. 

"Flashes," piusented by Moore and 
Megley, is one of the best "Girl" acts 
In the business. When the producers 
sought a cast for this production, they 
surely picked winners. Doc Baker is 
a find and his work can be compared 
with the beet in his line. This chap is 
a real artist. He makes changes won- 
derfully fast and his singing of' comedy 
songs left nothing to be desired. Polly 
Walker, although a girl for the part, 
danced gracefully and sang sweetly, 
besides wearing clothes becomingly. 
Bud and Jack Pearson danced expert- 
ly. The eight girls that made up the 
chorus went about their work as If 
they enjoyed It The scenery and cos- 
tuming were in harmony with the of- 
fering and the producers should be en- 
couraged to give to vaudeville several 
acts of like nature each season. 

Brendel and Burt had the audience 
at their, mercy, as every line and situ- 
ation was a riot. Brendel, with his 
"Swede" accent and comedy clothes, 
never worked to better advantage. Flo 
Burt sang two numbers that went big. 

Anna Wheaton and Harry Carroll 
made many new friends by offering an 
excellent singing and piano act Miss 
Wheaton delivers splendidly and Car- 
roll won individual applause with his 
old and new numbers. 

"Topics of the Day" was flashed 
during intermission. 

Ben Bernle has added a few new 
puns that caught on. His violin work 
and comedy talk was the signal for 
real applause. He Is employing the 
"Over There" bit with the "Yiddish" 
finish that be originated while working 
with Phil Baker. 

Kitty Cordon has rearranged her act 
since .the Colonial showing last week. 
Kinney and Corinse, a pair of nimble 
steppers, have " been added. Wearing 
three wonderful gowns, she entertained 
by singing a number of songs with the 
assistance of a Singer In the audience, 
and closed the act to big applause. 
Among her other assistants are. her 
daughter, Vera. Beresford, Lester Shee- 
han, Clarence Senna and Jos. Lee. 

■ Jack Wilson closed the vaudeville 
portion and delivered bis comedy like 
the master be is. A satire on the mo- 
tion picture called for the services of* 
Miss Gordon, Miss Beresford and an- 
other man. Wilson, in black' face. 
Jibes Miss' Gordon on her past per- 
formances and. after some real comedy, 
goes through a scene that .Is to be en- 
acted In the picture. The unpro- 
grammed man then . embraces Miss 
Beresford and Miss Gordon denounces 
him by saying that men of his low. 
manners give to the picture game its 
bad name. She shoots him and -the 
action is being filmed. Thus the title, 
"The Surprise." The act Is sure fire 
and Wilpon and his cast put it over 
for all that it' is worth. 

"A Day's Pleasure," featuring Char- 
ley Chaplin, was enjoyed. J. D. 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



(Continued on P»g«- 12) 



COLONIAL 

Chong and Rosie Moey got off to a 
fairly good band In the opening spot, 
due to the Cakewalk with which they 
close. The pair offered a routine of 
singing, which was only fair, and some 
dancing, which was a decided' improve- 
ment on the singing. 

Black-face Eddie Boss offered a rou- 
tine of patter and banjo work. The 
patter has very much room for im- 
provement, especially in the line of bet- 
ter gags. Boss knows how to deliver, 
but he needs better material. His 
banjo work is very good, and it sent 
him off to much applause. 

"The Girlies Club," a musical tab 
with fourteen people, went well. The 
singing work of the majority of those 
in the cast is good, but the plot needs 
a good deal of speeding up. Why the 
chorus wore silver slippers, pink stock- 
ings and a yellow gown, is bothering 
our artistic sense. The combination is 
anything but pretty. The young man 
who plays the Juvenile role Is entirely 
too mechanical in his gestures in the 
"Whiting and Burt" number which he 
pnt over with a young lady. He ap- 
pears to be merely a routine performer, 
who would be lost if anything went 
wrong with his cues. The girl was 
very good The comedians work bard 
and give a good account of themselves. 

Before Brennan and Rule came on, 
some trouble with one electric annun- 
ciator, in which the signs were ar- 
ranged wrong, started After a wait, 
the song-writers came on and went 
through their repertoire of old and new 
songs. After taking an encore, the 
pair went off to a big hand. This 
team always please, for not only do 
they sing well, but both know show- 
manship, and use their knowledge. 
Bert -Rule's piano-playing always scores 
Wg. 

■Sophie Tucker and' her new Jazz 
band, opened in vaudeville after a 
years absence and scored a hit that 
compares very favorably with Bee 
Palmer's on her opening day at the 
Palace. In fact, it can justly be said 
that comparatively the applause given 
was even greater, for the audience here 
is smaller than that of the Palace. 
Miss Tucker took two encores and 
stopped the show. Although inter- 
mission was next, the audience stayed 
In to hear her put over one of her old 
numbers. The buxom Sophie now has 
a better act than she has ever been 
using, and, in addition to being dandy 
musicians, the members of the new 
band sing well and support Miss 
Tucker excellently. The act will be re- 
viewed under New Acta. 

George HacFarlane, with Herbert 
Lowe at the piano, followed the 
"Literary Digest Revue," and, despite 
an the singing that had been of feral 
up to here, gave a very good account 
of himself. He rendered "Mascushla" 
for an encore and could have come 
back with another. 

That all playlets or plays must have 
a happy ending to be successful, is dis- 
proved by Alexander Carr and Com- 
pany, with "An April Shower," written 
by Carr and Edgar Allan Woolf. This 
offering is by no means new. bnt it is 
one that will surely please even those 
who have seen it before. The work of 
Carr is excellent and brought more 
than one woman's handkerchief to her 
eyes. His company is also very good. 

Williams and Wolfus. with their fa- 
miliar "hokum" act also went over 
very well. William's comedy Is one 
sure coure for the "blues" and Hilda 
Wolfns serves the purpose of straight 
excellently. 



RIVERSIDE 

Lou Reed and AI Tucker opened the 
show following the news reel with an 
exhibition of violin playing and danc- 
ing. Reed did all the dancing there 
was, and in full justice to him, we 
must say. that it was the only bright 
spot in the act What this act needs 
more than anything else Is a lot of 
speeding up. It lacks pep and go, ele- 
ments which are very essential in these 
days of the Jazz craze. They forced 
two encores. 

Wish Wynne, the English comedi- 
enne, was on second, and, although 
badly misplaced, she succeeded in win- 
ning a good sized hit for herself dne 
to her winsome personality. She offer- 
ed a comedy number first, then two 
characterizations, first an English 
servant . girl, and then an English 
-country girl. This Idst was the better 
of the two, and sent her over for a 
neat hit. 

The Gaudsmidt Brothers, assisted by 
their two poodles, were third The men 
are excellent tumbling clowns, and 
have a very clever act, In which the 
poodles play no small part The dogs 
are exceptionally well trained, and are 
used to provide comedy. The brothers 
showed some tumbling stunts that 're- 
ceived big bands. They took a number 
of bows when they closed 

Joe- Browning went after his au- 
dience strong, and he soon had them 
In convulsions of laughter. Browning, 
aside from being an excellent come- 
dian, and owning a clever vehicle is a 
real showman as well. After he had 
made the folks laugh for about twenty 
or twenty-five minutes, they demanded 
an encore, and so he began to recite a 
dramatic poem. He had the audience 
on. edge expecting a tense dramatic 
ending, but when they heard the sur- 
prise end they just sat back and 
laughed until tears came. 

Pat Rooney and Marlon Bent as- 
sisted by Mile. Marguerite, Frank Gill. 
Lucille Love, -Lilian Fermoyle, Maude 
Dmry, and Vincent Lopez's Harmony 
Kings, are playing their second week 
as headliners. They offered their re- 
vue, "Rings of Smoke." When Rooney 
and Miss Bent walked on the stage, 
they received an ovation. After going 
through the entire art, encores and all, 
the audience was still unsatisfied, 
wanting more. 

Pat Rooney and Mile. Marguerite 
scored personal triumphs every time 
they stepped on the stage. Marion 
Bent did her littlebit very well, and 
pleased everybody. The act, well writ- 
ten, well staged, and well cast, will 
without a doubt, become a regular an- 
nual feature. 

"Topics of the Day" was shown, fol- 
lowing intermission. 

Grace Nelson, who was sixth on the 
program, is a singer who is in a class 
by herself. Tail, well built, attractive, 
good looking, and with real vocal abili- 
ty, she scored a real hit She has a 
voice, that although powerful, is 
withal sweet. and flexible. She offered 
a repertoire of high class numbers, and 
closed with : the rendition In English 
and Hebrew, of "Ell, Eli," which 
served as an encore. 
" Thomas Dngan and Babette Ray- 
mond offered their "An Ace in The 
Hole" skit that was received with 
laughter and applause. . To Dngan falls 
the major portion of the work, and he 
bears ids burden well. An unbilled as- 
sistant helped, quite a bit in several 
bits. The act is well written and full 
of witty Uses. 

"A Day's Pleasure," featuring Char- 
lie- Chaplin, closed the show, S. K. 



ROYAL 

The Nolans, man and woman, fol- 
lowed the overture with a snappy Jugg- 
ling offering, which brought them an 
encore. The. stunts are good, and 
brought much applause all through the 
act. Less stalling by the man, how- 
ever, would improve the act a good 
deal. He also made a mistake in wait- 
ing until the applause had entirely died 
down, befoii? taking his encore. 

Mclierinott and Heagney, two men, 
offered a song* routine in the second 
spot which went over fairly welL One 
of the team plays the piano and also 
sings with his partner. The irreper- 
toire consists of special numbers, but 
the two uee.l more life in their de- 
livery. The singing pleases and got 
them over. 

-Mrs. Wellington's Surprise," a come- 
dy playlet with two women and two 
men tickled the risibilities of the au- 
dience, and as far as laughs and ap- 
plause a.-e concerned, gave a very good 
account of itself. The member of the 
cast who plays tbe part of the maid 
does some dandy work, which stands 
out markedly above the work of rest 
of the cast However, all do their 
work passably. 

Eddie Bu«b?"1 and Peggy Parker are 
rapidly rising to the fore as one of the 
best teams, so far as personality is con- 
cerned, to be seen in vaudeville. This 
juvenile pair not only, possesses this 
quality, but have a very nice appear- 
ance attractive looks, and. to top it 
all, ability. Piggy Parker is as dainty 
as they come, and looks like a million 
dollars In her frock. Eddie Buzzell 
is a nifty yonng man, delivers a song 
with great effect, is a dandy comedian 
and an artist all through his work. 

J. Rosamond Johnson, supported by 
Earl Burford, Eddie Ranson, Pete Za- 
briakl, Taylor Gordon and William 
Butler, stopped the show cold on inter- 
mission. Johnson was called back for 
a curtain speech. Tbe first part of the 
act, which consists of a number of bal- 
lads, which are sung by tbe company, 
is undoubtedly tbe best The piano 
solo, rendered by Johnson, la also very 
good. In fact, the only fault with the 
act is the jazz used in closing, which 
is anything but musical. A little less 
noise and more harmony would make 
the finish much better. The Bronxites 
seemed to like everthing, however. 

Miss Juliet opened tbe second half 
and repeated the stunt of the prece- 
ding act by stopping the show. She 
offered her imitations, which stamp 
her as the best imitator In vaudeville. 

Tbe imitation of Harry Lauder is 
"especially good Tbe audience greeted 
the opening of tbe Pat Rooney bit with 
applause. Her "Girl at the Counter" 
bit, offered for an encore, sent her off 
to a big hand 

Ward and Van kept the bouse laugh- 
ing every minute they were on stage. 
This pair pantomine throughout practi- 
cally their act, the entire comedy hang- 
ing on the "falling pants" gag used by 
the violinist, who also gets, laughs by 
playing off key occasionally. The 
other played the harp and he gave a 
very goad account of himself. Both 
appeared in "wop" makeup. 

Whiting and Burt were greeted with 
a big hand and went off with one of 
tbe big hits of the bill to their credit 
This clever pair of song delineators 
have a new repertoire, retaining only 
the "Sleepyhead" number of last 
season, which is a gem. 

Recredls, a scenic dancing act, went 
well. Tbe girls have improved a great 
deal since the act opened, and now 
dance .with considerably ■ more effect 
Th> lighting effects are also good 

"A Day's Pleasure" closed the show. 
G. J. H. 



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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 17, 1919 




AUDUBON 

(Last Half) 

Sansone and Delilah have a strong 
man turn that can easily hold Its own 
In the better houses* The feats are novel 
and do not fan to thrllL The man palled 
a "bone" in cclpsing, for he should nave 
gone off stage' before removing bis ap- 
paratus, or at least have waited untn 
the lights were out. 

Jim and Irene Marlyn were treated 
rough by the balcony bunch, although 
the act has many good spots in It, 

Billed as the White and Long Players, 
a man and woman followed and offered 
a satire on a husband who has been 
compelled to take his wife fishing with 
him. The act Is one of the cleverest two 
acts seen at this or any house ,ln a long 
time." The pair are artists and were a 
solid hit. 

Following the Fox news came a mind- 
reading act that is one of the best and 
most pleasing novelties offered to vaude- 
ville in years. Lovett's Concentration is 
the name of the offering. A Jazz-band 
of five, a woman and a man, constitute 
the company. The band and the woman 
are all blind-folded and the man 'works 
in the audience. The band plays through 
the mental request of those in the au- 
dience, any popular or classical compo- 
sition that was ever written. The 
woman answers questions asked by those 
in the audience. The act is "mystifying, 
for th*. man did not seem to be using 
code; In some cases, the leader of the 
band announces the title, but where a 
party in the audience does not know the 
title, by some means or other, the band 
plays the tune, nevertheless. 

Jack Rose Is one of the few acta that 
this theatre has held over for a full 
week. Rose now has a pianist with him. 
He put in some new songs for his second 
half, and some new gags, among them 
a satire on mind-reading, ala Billy Gib- 
son and Wellington Cross. He went off 
to a big hit and also gave his pianist 
a bow which the latter deserved. 

O'Hanlon and Zamboni Company, the 
latter being a teader In the orchestra, 
closed the show with a dance offering. 
The act was crude and showed signs of 
being a "break-In.'* However, the pair 
showed ability and. with time, win de- 
velop into a pleasing act of Its kind. 

G. J. H. 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



(Continued from page 11) 



METROPOLITAN 

Oast Half) 

The Theodoros Trio of gymnasts 
opened the show with an exhibition, of 
gymnastic strong arm feats that pleased 
and. during the routine, the different 
difficult stunts were separately applauded 
as they were done. The act, to all ap- 
pearances. Is composed of man and wife 
and their son. the latter furnlshfaur all 
the comedy relief. ^^ 

Ferguson and Sunderland followed with 
a song and dance act that went over 
nicely. The woman's song numbers could 
be eliminated to advantage. They have 
f.? m ?.. wlt 5r reB !***s that are passed dur- 
ing the act, and, over and above all, they 
show some good stepping. The man of- 
fered an eccentric character dance that 

2£ OT l r J?" 1 a b J* ban *- The r <**«*» 

with a double novelty dance. . 

Dora Hilton and Company, the latter 
being- a male pianist, offered a high class 
singing act in which she mingled operatic 
and semi-classics with high class ballads. 
Miss Hilton has a pleasing, strong voice. 
which carries weU and yet does not grate 
Her repertoire Is well chosen, she knows 
how to wear gowns, and has a pianist 
who plays well Having all the elements 
of success, she could not help but go 
over. • 

. J*"*! 9ST*" has not changed his act one 
Iota in the two or more years that have 
elapsed since last the writer saw him. 
but, just the same, most of the folks out 
front seemed to like it, and Carr went 
over very smoothly indeed. In fact, he 
ev»n rV-- lined an encore 

The feature act of the bill was "The 
***» Hunter." which, if we remember 

bS=7' .J?* "P 08 caned "**• Bride 
Shop. The act, a musical tabloid of 

more than passing merit, has IS people 
in the cast, including the chorus, who 
do their utmost to amuse the, audience, 
and. we must say. they succeeded fairly 
well. The principal comedian bears the 
brunt of the work, on his thin, yet capa- 
ble, shoulders, and Is given able assist- 
ance by an English Johnny. The musical 
numbers are pretty and the girls show 
some nifty gowns and shapes. All In all. 
as musical tabs go, this one is not so 
bad. 

The feature picture was The Country 
Cousin", with Elaine Hammersteln as the 
heroine. &, w^ 



PROCTOR'S 23rd ST. 

(Last Half) 

Frank and Milt Brltton play the xylo- 
phone, cornet and trombone. The two 
are a jazz band of the best kind, all by 
themselves. 

J. Aldrich Libby. an old-timer, sang a 
number of songs in good voice, delivered 
some patter, most of which the audience 
didn't get, but got off to a big band at 
the close of his act, 

"The Unearthly Romance", a sketch 
with three women and as many men, haa 
rather an unearthly plot, and is out of 
the ordinary run of small time playlets. 
The offering is, evidently, very new. for 
it requires a lot of going over. The cast 
also can be improved, for its work lacks 
conviction. The meat, however which is 
the plot of the playlet. Is there, and, 
with time and the blue pencil, will give a 
good account of Itself. 

Irving and White, man and girl, pre- 
sented a Hebrew comedy offering that 
went very wen. The girl Is very pretty 
and handles her end of the act nicely. 
The other Is a good Hebrew comedian, 
but is inclined to overdo the Yiddish. The 
act, at present, will do very nicely on the 
three-a-day, but can stand Improvement 
with a few changes in gaga. 

Gertrude George, assisted by a pianist, 
who was not billed, sang a routine of 
published numbers. Miss George Is an 
attractive appearing woman, possesses 
considerable personality and a pleasing 
voice, but, best of all. delivers her num- 
bers well. A "blues" number, with her 
voice, would fit nicely into -the routine. 

J. C. Mac* and Company are using 
practically the same act In which they 
played over the big time last season. The 
offering Is now set In one and has an 
Interior set instead of the exterior in full 
stage formerly used. Mark, as an old- 
woman, gives a good performance .and 
the half-witted boy gives capable support. 
The act scored the biggest hit of the bill 
when revived. 

Roland Travers and Company closed the 
show with a magical illusion act. Some 
of the stunts are good, but most of them 
are on the lines of the old disappearing 
acta of the kind which have been seen 
for years. G. J. H. 



. KEENEYS 

Oast Half) 

Johnson and Parsons, two colored boys, 
opened the show and started things jazz- 
ing right away. The boys have pep 
aplenty, and they let it go. Their last, 
a Scotch bit, sent them off to a huge hit, 

Dell and GUss are offering an evientric 
musical act whlcb, although by no means 
a new Idea, has two novelties in it. 
Their last bit, in - which they lay on 
tables and play bells with their feet, 
scored heavily. 

The Misses Shaw and Campbell offered 
a singing and piano act that pleased Im- 
mensely. The girls make a very likeable 
appearance and have an act that suits 
their talents well. They harmonize 
nicely and put all of their numbers over 
for hits. 

Frank Gardner and Company have a 
real variety act. lnsasmuch as they mix 
singing, comedy talking, acrobatics, a 
little novelty dancing, and some quick 
change work. The act held Interest 
throughout and was accorded a really 
large hand at its conclusion. Gardner is 
the moving spirit of the turn and is as- 
sisted by a girl and man who do several 
specialties nicely. 

Following the news reel, which offered 
Its. usual lnteruption, came Morgan & 
Gray In a pleasing little domestic skit, 
in which a loving wife makes hubby 
rush to get to work, only to discover 
that it is Sunday, his day at home. 

Then came Bernard and Ferris, who 
stopped the show. That Is, the singing 
of the slighter of the two stopped the 
show. This lad possesses a soprano 
voice, with which he does all the prima 
donna tricks, and the folks seemed to 
like It to the extent of applauding even 
after the act which followed was on. 

The Nases, in a novelty skating act, 
closed the vaudeville portion of the bin 
and satisfied all concerned that they de- 
served the hit they soared. Their closing 
stunt is sensational. 

The performance was concluded by 
"Luck in Pawn", in which Margaret 
Clark was featured. S. K. 



HAMILTON • 

(Last Half) 

Togan and Geneva followed an over- 
ture which consisted of the score from 
"The Royal Vagabond." excellently played 
by William McElwaln's orchestra. They 
are a man and woman, offering a tight- 
wire routine. The stunts are good and 
the pair put them over well. 

Murray Leslie found favor with a 
number of songs and some patter. He 
is a very young chap, who delivers his 
songs with a lot of spirit, but shows a 
partiality for turning corners in such 
manner, while jumping around the stage, 
that his back is towards the audience. 
His gags, on the whole, are clever, hut 
most of them have been used by a 
number of acts. 

Leroy Lytton and Company presented 
a fair comedy sketch and got over fairly 
well. The entire company consists of 
two men and one woman, one of the men 
taking the part of an old Irish widower, 
the woman that of a widow and the 
third that of the widow's son. The cast 
indicates the plot of the offering; the 
widower is in love with the widow and 
she returns his affection, eventually ac- 
cepting his hand. The son serves for 
comedy. 

Ernie and Ernie, billed as "three feet 
of fun," proved to be a one legged man 
' and a woman. The man did some tap 
dancing with the aid of a crutch and 
the woman did a bit of dancing herself. 
He gave an exhibition of high kicking 
that brought big applause from the au- 
dience. The act had no difficulty in 
getting off to a big hand. 

Myers and Hanford. with their "rube" 
offering, found it easy going. The two 
sing and dance well, but should add more 
to their routine, for it is very short at 
present. 

"Dangerous Dan McGrew." the "hoke" 
turn, closed the show. The act is a 
flash, but could stand a good deal of 
revision to good advantage. The cast is 
capable and handles its work wen. 

G. -J. H. 



PROCTOR'S 125tfa ST. 

(Last Half) 

Leonard and Wfllard, In opening the 
show, offered an act that might come 
under the category of comedy playlet. In 
spots, the comedy fairly bristles of s mall 
timenesa However, they seemed to please 
the audience and walked off to the tune 
of a fair sized hit. 

Charles E. Semon, with his comedy 
make-up and numerous special and hum- 
orous Instruments offered a well balanced 
musical turn in the second spot that 
scored. Semon makes use of the bassone, 
long recognized by composers as a laugh 
provoking instrument, to aid him In put- 
ting his offering over. He plays well on 
all his instruments and delivers his gags 
in a sure fire manner. 

Mable Burk and company, in her "Old 
Time and Modern Song Revue" offers an 
act that is novel and Interesting. Owing 
to the applause the "Co." received for his 
jazz contributions, it seems but fair that 
he should have his name mentioned some- 
where on the bin. 

Cocoran and Mack offered the conven- 
tional two' man act consisting of some 
crossfire, double stepping and songs. Al- 
though their material may not be very 
new and their delivery far from 'pleasing, 
they get away with it and that Is all that 
is necessary on the small time. 

Janet Adair, with a wen chosen song 
cycle, a pleasing yet small voice, and her 
equally pleasing personality, scored quite 
a hand. There may be some question 
about her songs passing the board of 
censors in other cities, but, then, it's not 
so much the type of song but the way 
it's delivered, that really counts. 

Bert Hanlon~Is -probably the ranking 
nut comedian on the varietv stage. He 
has good material and. possesses the 
needed something to put it over and still 
leave the audience crying for more. 

Libby and Sparrow, in closing the show. 
offered a well staged and presented ballet 
act. Both the dancers are possessed of 
grace and personality. They present a 
well stocked wardrobe and well modulated 
stage setting. This act made a fitting 
closing number for the bill and scored 
considerable applause. E. H. 



FIFTH AVENUE 

(Last Half) 

Names with drawing power were num- 
erous on the program of the Fifth Avenue 
the last half. With Howard and Clark 
headlining, A. Robbins was also a fa- 
miliar name. Mary Marble was featured 
in a playlet written by Maude Fulton and 
a new vaudeville fantasy entitled, "Lost 
on the Moon," for which Blanche Merrill 
is responsible, was also given prominence 
in the lobby display. 

The Dancing Kennedys stepped their 
way through the opening spot in some 
whirlwind dancing that, though a trifle 
passe' in this year of shimmy «ha>'"g 
and queer qulwers, was done so well that 
it didn't make much difference. The act 
has an original opening, after which it 
goes into fast dancing that gives plenty 
of speed to the act. 

Brown and Spencer, a team of man and 
woman, songwriters, were next. How- 
ever, they do not fallow the vaudeville 
path .of other songwtiting teams. In one 
number the man sings a medley of song- 
hits. For the rest of the act the man at 
the piano accompanies the girl who ren- 
ders a repertoire of songs not of the po- 
pular type. She is a coUoratura soprano 
and sings, for the most part, light concert 
numbers. In other bands than Miss 
Brown's, It is doubtful how a vaudeville 
audience would receive this type of song, 
but her charm and personality win. 

"Her Home Town," a playlet starring 
Mary Marble, will be reviewed under New 
Acta. 

Neil McKinley belongs to the Bert Fitz- 
glbbon family of nuts and mazes a de- 
cided hit with those who like nut comedy. 
There were plenty of these In the Fifth 
Avenue audience, when McKinley was re- 
viewed and laughs started as soon aa he 
entered. The "Plant" in this act has a 
good singing voice, and the applause of 
the audience showed it liked his singing. 

"Lost on the Moon," a musical fantasy 
by Blanche Merrill, followed. See New 
Acts. 

Nick Huf ford haa material that is strik- 
ingly original and possesses an act that 
should be saleable If for no other reason 
than that it Is different from ail others. 

Howard and Clark ■ al way s score big. 
Howard is a real showman and always 
sells his act to the audience. Miss Clark 
Is a valuable asset,' but, when reviewed, 
seemed to lack considerable of the snap 
and sweetness that originally won her 
favor. She should not depend on her 
laurels too much, but should put every 
ounce of her energy Into the act. 

A. Robbins and Partner cleaned up in 
next to closing spot. Here Is an act dif- 
ferent from the rest and guaranteed to 
put any. audience into good humor. 

The show was closed by Theodore Be- 
iefi and 'Company, a flashly Hnnxing act. 
Those who remained enjoyed It, but there 
were many walkouts at the beginning of 
the turn. H. J. G. 



HARLEM OPERA HOUSE 

(Last HalO 

Such an offering as that presented by 
the Two Ladalas. need have no fear of 
being withdrawn from the stage for many 
seasons to come. They work smoothly 
with their tricks, at the same time keep- 
ing the audience in a good humor by their 
well delivered comedy material. They 
scored considerable of a band in opening 
the show. 

The three DoUie Sisters offered their 
well known musical melange in the second 
spot and sang themselves into a fair 
sized hit. 

* Currier and Graham have concocted an 
offering that presents just a bit of Scotch 
and Irish, a combination .bound to please 
on the variety stage. They sing well and 
put their gags and cross-fire over in a 
telling manner. 

"The Strike." a comedy playlet, scored 
one of the biggest bits of the evening. 
See New Acts. 

Ben Bernle, as usual, stopped the show 
with his violin and comedy of an intimate 
variety. No matter how many times one 
has seen this versatile comedian, he al- 
ways pleasea 

Mme. Cronln and company of three 
scored in closing. Mme. Cronln possesses 
a rather large soprano voice and need 
have no fear of her offering falling to 
please. The two young and graceful 
dancers, the little comedian and herself 
will always pull It through E. H. 



i 



KITTY GORDON & COMPANY 

THEATRE — Colonial. 

STYLE — Revue. 

TIME— Twenty-five Minutes. 

SETTING — Full Stage (Special). 

Kitty Gordon, beautiful In several 
elaborate gowns and with a support- 
ing company that Individually dist- 
inguishes itself, Is back In what 
probably la her surest medium of 
success, vaudeville. Her vehicle is 
a revue, prettily set and played In a 
tempo that makes every. moment of 
it interesting. 

Hiss Gordon's entrance follows 
shortly -after the curtain is up, thus 
displaying her showmanship in not 

. keeping her audience waiting for 
what is admitedly the star. A little 
patter tells of how she discovered 
how popular she was, with a second 
person a party to the intelligence. 
. This party, after praising her to the 
aides, introduced her as Madame 
Petrova. It is cleverly done and 
neatly turned at the end Into a little 
gem of humor. 

Following, she renders a song. Of 
her singing, however, the less said 

, the better. She does not sing; she 
. talks. But, by her powers as an 
artist, it is just as good as singing. 
Miss Gordon's company is com- 
posed of Lester Sheehan, formerly 
with Pearl Regay as a team; Vera 
Beresford, the star's daughter; 
Clarence Senna, once so pleasing as 
a part of Lillian Fitzgerald's act; 
an unpromgramed young man who 
plays a saxophone and a clarinet; 
and Joe Levy, who worked as a 
"plant" and sang from a box. 

Each might be mentioned for th« 
excellent performance he or she 
gave, but when it is stated the ef- 
forts o feach required a bow while 
the show waited, that covers ft 



NEW ACTS and REAPPEARANCES 



. 



HARRY MAYO 



THEATRE— Proctor's 125th St. 
STYLE — Talking and Singing. 
TIME — Fourteen Minutes. 
SETTING— In One (Special). 

Harry Mayo, recently of Mayo and 
Lynn, and once a member of the Em- 
pire City Quartette, is now doing a 
single which should make the better 
houses soon. 

Mayo calls his act ."After Prohibi- 
tion" and- works before a drop show- 
ing an old time thirst Quenching oasis. 
He appears in tramp make-up. His 
monologue contains quite a few good 
laughs, and his singing is very good. 

Mayo will find it easy going with his 
new act. G. J. H. 



HOWARD AND BERNARD 

THEATRE — Jefferson. 

STYLE — Singing, Talking. 

TIME— 18 Minutes. 

SETTING— Special. 

The scene is set to represent two 
different homes, with the two men 
at the phone. It transpires that one 
has stolen the other's sweetheart. 
They agree to meet on the street and 
the scene goes to the street, where 
they meet as per appointment. After 
a little difference, they decide to 
make up. The entire routine of the 
act is in song, with a few comedy 
bits as variety. Popular melodies 
are arranged so as to fit their pur- 
pose. 

The boys nave good singing voices, 
make a very neat appearance, possess 
quite a little style, and have a pleas- 
ing vehicle. Theirs is an act that 
could find no trouble in pleasing. 

S. K. 



JACK WILSON & CO. 

THEATRE— Colonial 

STXLE — Comedy. 

TIME— Twenty Minutes. 

SETTING — One and Two. 

After an absence of almost two 
years, Jack Wilson is back in vaude- 
ville In the East, with a comedy act 
that is in a class by itself. In this 
act, Wilson is supported by Kitty 
Gordon, Vera Beresford and George 
Burke. 

Wilson, while naturally and ad lib 
comedian, is not doing much of the 
stuff he formerly did. In fact, he 
passed only two remarks, when re- 
viewed, about any other act on the 
bill. 

He opens with Burke, in front of 
the olio, carrying a motion-picture 
camera. From the conversation, It 
it gathered that Burke is to get 
$10,000 for making a picture, and, 
after some patter, which is replete 
with laughs, Wilson agrees to assist 
him. 

The set shift to two, and the pair 
enter. It develops that Burke has 
no star for his picture. Wilson sug- 
gests Kitty Gordon, who plays in the 
same bill with hi m. 

She then enters o nbearing her 
name, starts an argument, telling 
him not to talk about her during his 
act He tells her about the motion 
picture contract, and she finally 
•agrees to help them. 

Vera Beresford enters. An argu- 
ment starts between the two women 
as to who shall be the star. 

The rest of the offering is a satire 
on motion-picture making and the 
temperament of "movie stars." 

Miss Gordon's manner of reading 
lines stamps her as an excellent 
comedienne. Her work in ths play- 
let Is great. Burke and Miss Beres- 
ford, also do welL There is another 
woman, not billed, who comes in for 
one bit at the beginning of the act. 

The act is a scream from start to 
.finish, and is one of the cleverest 
offerings handed to vaudeville In a 
long time. Everyone is familiar with 
Wilson's work. He Is even better 
than be baa been in the. past. 

G. J . H. 

IMPERIAL PEKINESE TROUPE 

THEA TRE— Audubon. 

STYLE — Circus Act. 

TIME — Twenty Minutes. 

SETTING — Full Stage. 

This troupe of five men and one 
woman, all Chinese, has been one of 
the big feature of Barn'um and 
Bailey's Circus' for quite a number of 
years. The circus having closed, 
the troupe is now in vaudeville with 
a sensational variety of feats of every 
kind imaginable. 

They open with some dandy stunts 
In magic. Juggling of a different 
'kind than is offered in most vaude- 
ville acts, follows. Towards the lat- 
ter part of the act, they offer their 
famous "spinning plates" stunt, In 
which all spin plates on the end of 
rods, one of them spinning four at 
once while he goes through a routine 
of tumbling stunts at the same time. 
Contortion feats are also offered. 
They close with the two men swing- 
ing in mld-alr, by means of their hair, 
hooked to ropes. 

The offering is sure-fire from start 
to finish. • G. J. H. 



BERT LEWIS 

THEATRE— Audubon. 

STYLE — Singing and talking. 

TIME — Twelve Minutes. 

SETTING— In one. . .. 

Lewis is a short, stocky man and 
presents a neat appearance in a 
tuxedo. 

His offering contains some clever 
gags, which he knows how to deliver 
with the best effect His voice la 
typical of Al Jolson and his delivery 
of a song is excellent He has a 
habit of repeating the last story he 
told to the audience to any new- 
commers who happen to be coming 
in. As he was playing number two 
spot when reviewed, there were 
quite a few late arrivals and, there- 
fore, this bit, while good for laughs 
and cleverly done, was overdone at 
this house. 

However, Lewis is a performer 
and, with his material and ability, 
should hold down an early spot on a 
big time hill with ease. G. J. H. 



McRAE AND CLEGG 

THEATRE— Proctor's 125th St. 
STYLE — Bicycle. 
TIME — Ten Minutes. 
SETTING— Fun Stage. 

This is an excellent turn of its 

kind The pair use all types of 

wheels, from the ordinary bicycle to 

freak bicycles. The stunts are very 

good, also difficult and thrilling. 

The act can close any Mil. 

G. J. H. 



C A. ASTOR 

THEATRE— Harlem Opera Bouse. 

STYLE — Ventriloquist. 

SETTING— In Two (Special). 

Astor could immediately set out to 
improve his act by working in one, 
for, with his drop set in two, he was 
back too far. from the audience and 
his words were very indistinct at 
times. He uses three dummies and 
shows, all through his offering, that 
he is an Englishman. He has a num- 
ber of good gags, some of whloh fail- 
ed to reach bis audience but will get 
over In the average house. 

The turn should do nicely in the 
three-a-day houses. G. J. U. 



BERT AND SAWN 

■ THEATRE— Audubon. 

STYLE — Dancing and Singing. 

TIME — Sixteen Minutes. 

SETTING — FuUstage {Special). 

Billed as Bert and Sawn at this 
house, Berk, formerly of Berk and 
Valda, and before that, of Berk and 
White, offered a new dance routine 
with a new partner that will easily 
make the big time 

His new partner is a little sou- 
brette, who. If not grabbed by some 
producer, will be a vaudeville favor- 
ite. She dances excellently, sings 
pleasingly and also knows how to 
deliver numbers. 

Berk who recently hurt his foot 
has not folly recovered yet, but des- 
pite this handicap, does some won- 
derful dancing. 

The pair possess personality and 
ability, and work hard An act of 
this kind would be wasted on the 
small time and should be booked on 
the big time at once. G. J. H. 



WALTER LAW AND CO. 

THEATRE— Audubon. 
STYLE — Sketch. 
TIME — Eighteen Minutes. 
SETTING— In Tiro (Special). 

Walter Law, on a slide, announces 
before his offering begins that he has 
appeared as the "villain" in a number 
' of Fox Films. In a speech at the 
end of bis sketch, he also let the 
uudleuoe know that he has worked 
with William Furnum and Theda 
Bara and that he appeared in "The 
13th Chair' as the detective. The 
reason for the sketch, Law announc- 
ed, was to show the public that he 
can be a good man and not always 
play a villains part. To prove this, 
be confided that she once took the 
part of a priest in a playlet 

In this offering, Law is an educat- 
ed burglar, who has traveled the 
world over and speaks any lang- 
uages. While robbing the apartment 
in which the -scene is laid, he catch- 
es a man eloping with the wife of 
an old man. He makes them sit 
down, at the point of a gun, to listen 
to reason. He tells them his bitter 
experience. The woman sees the 
light, decideds to stick to her husband 
despit bis age, and the man goes 
away. 

However, the author of the play- 
let, Edward Eisner, did not give such 
a finish to the offering. 

The playlet pleases and Law re- 
ceived his full share. 

The others in the cast are capable, 
and the act will have no difficulty in 
getting over. 

"LOST ON THE MOON** 

THEATRE— Fifth Avenue. 

STYLE — Musical Fantasy. 

TIME— Txconty minutes. 

SETTING— -Special, 

They say the moon is made of 

cheese. And. we suspect that Blanche 

.Merrill used a very liberal portion 

of the moon's fromage in writing this 

lunar absurdity. 

We are judging the act from big 
time standards, because Miss Merrill 
has always been a big time writer. 
But the act has a long way to go- 
even further than the moon. — before 
it can deserve a big -ime spot 

The plot? Well, what there is of 
it brings a scientist a girl, and a 
negro servant from Mother Earth to 
the Moon in the scientist's aeroplane. 
Arriving on the moon, they meet a 
young fellow and a girl, both of 
whom gallivant around as if' they 
had St Vitus dance. Perhaps this 
touch was put In to be clever, but it 
is our belief that It tends to make 
the audience as fidgety as the actors 
themselves. Of course, the scientist 
falls in love with the- girl of the 
moon- and the girl from earth falls 
in love with the young fellow, where- 
upon, as the curtain falls, they start 
back for the Earth. 

The negro character gets a number 
of laughs from lines that aren't: any 
too comical. The rest do the best 
they can with their Inane parts. The 
cong numbers are just mediocre, ex- 
cept that the dancing of the Moon- 
girl stands out conspicuously as the 
best thing in the act The scenery 
Is classy, but scenery alone, cannot 
make an act 

Relegate the act to the storehouse 
nut retain the scenery. Then write ' 
a sparkling musical tabloid with 
plenty of moon-girls and more play 
on the anther's Imagination and a 
good act would probably be the re- 
sult. H. J. G. 



14 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 17, 1919 



LON^N 



FOREIGN NEWS 



Paris Much Aroused Over 

Proposed New io°/o Tax 



No Profit Left in Bonesa, They Say, if Latest Plan to Raise Money 

Goes Into Effect, as Charge* Already Total 

Almost Fifty Per Cent 



Paris, France, Dec. 13. — The man- 
agers of Paris theatres, including legit- 
imate, variety, and motion picture 
nooses, as well as music bulla have 
organized and are conducting a cam- 
paign to offset the newly proposed leg- 
islation by means of which an added 
tax will be placed upon theatres and 
all public amusements. This measure 
has been under discussion for some 
time, and, since the end of the war, 
has been brought up several times. 

The attitude of the managers in the 
tight is that, although while the war 
was on they were willing to pay ex- 
cessive taxation, now that the conflict 
is ended, they feel that, with produc- 
tion costs rising constantly, due to in- 
creased prices of material auu higher 
wages to actors, stage hands and mu- 



sicians, the present admission prices 
would make an additional tax prohib- 
itive. 

The taxation upon the theatre as it 
now stands is as follows. A ten per 
cent war tax, colHected despite the fact 
that the war is over; twelve per cent 
royalties tax for authors and compos- 
ers, the poor tax, also ten per cent, 
which makes the present total 32 per 
cent of their gross receipts. Add to 
this about 40 per cent of their receipts 
for expenses, and we have a total of 72 
per cent, for overhead alone. Now, if 
this new proposed tax goes through, it 
will add another ten per cent, which 
makes the entire total 82 per cent. 

Such a policy, as can be easily seen, 
is prohibitive and would have the much . 
undesired effect of forcing producing 
managers out of business entirely. 



BUSINESS DROPPING OFF 

London, Dec. 11. — High theatre 
rentals are on the decline as a result 
of the marked decrease in business at 
London theatres. It is the opinion in 
the theatrical circles that rentals will 
fall to normal by March. 



GUTTRV TO OPEN THEATRE 

Pabis, France, Dec 12.— M. Sacha 
Qnltry, whose Little Theatre was fin- 
ished just at the time the war broke 
-•at, but which was never opened, is 
to be opened now that the war is over. 
Guitry says that he will produce other 
writer's plays there and continue his 
various theatrical ventures as well. 



COMING OVER FOR WOODS 

London, En?., Dec. 12. — G. Carroll 
Clucas, who has been with the Billy 
Heeves act for a long time, and who 
recently played here with him over the 
Mos^. Stoll, and V. T. C. time, has re- 
turned to America to fullfill contracts 
with A. H. Woods, 



BROAD HURST IS BUST 
London, Eng, Dec. 12.— George H. 
Broadhurst, the America theatrical 
manager and author is very busy, 
keeping on the go all the time. He 
has visited his old home in Wafcall, 
acquired the producing rights to half 
a docen plays, has written several spe- 
cial Sunday features and has managed 
*» keep several hundred actor pals of 
Us from palming- themselves off on 
aim for wonderful parts in his forth- 
coming productions. 



TRUSSELL RESIGNS 
London, Eng., Dec. 12. — Fred Trus- 
sell. who, for twenty years, has been 
manager of the Moss Empires Ltd., 
Hippodrome here, has retired, due to 
ill health. He is being succeeded by 
Frank Boor, who has been with De- 
CourvQIe's enterprises for a long time. 



BUT WINTER GARDEN FREEHOLD 

London, Eng., Dec. 12. — Grossmlth 
and . Laurfl&rd have purchased the 
freehold of the Winter Garden Theatre 
and will continue "Kissing Time," now 
in lfs 200th performance there inde- 
finitely. 



«EVTVE "RAINBOW" FAIRY PLAT 
London, Eng, Dec. 12. — "Where The 
Halnbow Ends." a fairly tale play, 
which has been seen in London for the 
past eight seasons, will be revived this 
l«ar again at the Victoria Palace, be- 
ginning December 30th, for a series of 
Matinees. This is the second time the 
play has been at the Victoria and the 
ninth time in London. 



CUTTING "JOY BELLS" 
LONDON, Eng., Dec. 12. — The second 
edition of "Joy Belte," at the Hippo- 
drome, which has scored such a big 
hit, is being rat because of Ins super 
length. Among the cuts already made 
are "Splash." a burlesque on the bath 
room scene in Cyril Maude's new play 
and the duet "Yon Said Ton Wor- 
shipped Me." George Bobey, Shirley 
Kellogg, Fred AUandale Netta West- 
cott and Phil. Lester are affected by 
these cuts. 



. WANT "VTVTENNE SEKjEL 

London, Dec 12. — Grossmith and 
Laurtlard, who have acquires the Eng- 
H*h producing rights to "The little 
Whopper." have announced that they 
will try to secure the service of Vi- 
Tienn c Se lget who plays the lead in 
the America Show, to create the same 
role here. Also, they have the 
Leo Ditstreichstein play "The Great 
Lover," which they win produce when 
they get a suitable theatre. This latter 
has not yet been cast. 



VINCENT POTTER PROMOTED 

London. Eng, Dec. 12.— Vincent 
Potter, who -has been manager of the 
Belfast Empire for some time, has 
been promoted by Barney Armstrong, 
who is ma ki ng him general manager 
of his circuit 



ACTORS STRIKE IN MILAN 

Milan. Italy. Dec. 11 .—Milan has an 
actors strike and, as a result all the 
theatres are closed, tight There is only 
one second class opera open in the en- 
tire city. 



GABY DESLYS SERIOUSLY ILL 

Pab«s, Dec. 12. — Gaby Deslys is in a 
serious condition, having Just under- 
gone the ninth operation on her thrat 
It is feared that another may be neces- 
sary. Her dancing partner, Pilcer, 
claims that the operations have not 
been successful, because Gaby insisted 
that the surgeon work from the inside 
of her throat so as not no cut aad scar 
her neck. If another operation is 
necessary, the surgeon will insist on 
working from the outside, regardless 
of scars. 



COMEDT CO. FOLLOWS TEMPEST 

Cape Town, U. S. A, Dec 6. — The 
short farewell of the well known Eng- 
lish actress, Marie Tempest and her 
touring company, has been brought to 
a successful close, inasfar as the South 
African Theatres were concerned. A 
new touring company called "The New 
Comedy Company." is now playing here 
presenting several American plays, in- 
cluding "General Post," "Fair and 
Warmer," and "Twins Beds," in ad- 
dition to other plays. The company In- 
cludes Dorothy Rundell, Florence Ro- 
berts, Naoimi Rutherford, William 
Mollieon, Cecil Kalleway, and Cyril 
Brooking. After its run here the com- 
pany is booked all through The Union 
of South Africa, and several large 
cities in the Orient 



AMERICAN ACTRESS SUED 

London. Eng. , Dec. 12. — Irene Magley. 
the American dancer who was a mem- 
ber of "The Kiss Call" company, but 
was forced to withdraw due to an in- 
Jury to her right leg, which made her 
lame for some time, was sued recently 
by a firm of money lenders for a loan 
due them. The. case was adjourned be- 
cause the papers were incorrect inas- 
much as she was married in Minne- 
apolis oh September 3, 1911, to Guy 
Magley, and her attorneys claimed that 
she. was not a "Miss." Hence, the in- 
correctness. 



ACTRESS IS DIVORCED 

London, Eng., Dec 12.— Gene Moss, 
wife of a feather ma tress manufactur- 
er, and a well known local actress, has 
failed in her attempts to save her good 
name and,- prevent the granting of a di- 
vorce to her husband. Reginald Moss 
signed up with the Army and went to 
Mesopotamia, in 1914. When he re- 
turned he sued Mrs. Moss on the 
grounds of misconduct with an antique 
dealer. She denied the charges, but 
Moss persisted and got his divorce. 



LA SCALA BEING REMODELLED 

Milan, Italy, Dec 1L— La Scala, 
Italy's famous opera house and con- 
sidered the best of it's kind in the 
world, will be closed for two seasons 
while the stage of the house is being 
torn down and remodelled according to 
modern ideas. Also, the horse shoe 
which has for yeans been the sole pos- 
sesion of the nobility, is about to 
change, for the members of the plain 
people havie demanded the right to oc- 
cupy the boxes 



TOSCANINI ENTERS POLITICS 
Rome, Italy, Dec 12.— Arturo Tos- 
canini, Italy's great conductor, who 
has lately been receiving offers from 
all parts of the world, has decided to 
abandon art temporarily and has en- 
tered himself as an aspirant for politi- 
cal honors by running for Parliament 



BENELLI RUNNING FOR OFFICE 
Rove, Italy, Dec. 11. — Sem Benelly, 
the best known of the younger Italian 
play rights, not content with having 
written several famous international 
dramas, including "The Jest" has de- 
cided to become a political Ight and 
• has, accordingly, become' a candidate 
for Parliament ? 



EXCHANGE ACTORS 

London, Eng., Dec 14. — J. T: Grien 
is sponsor for a scheme whereby a 
company of first class English players 
win tour Belgium and Holland, in ex- 
change for a company of Dutch play- 
ers who will tour England The first 
English play to be seen in Holland will 
be "Mld-Channe", by Sir Arthur Wing 
Pinero, which W. Bridges Adams will 
produce and which will he acted by 
The Rosa Lynd company. The Dutch 
players will appear at one of the 
Grossmith-Laurilard houses in "Ham- 
let" as their first offering. 

TULLY IS IN PARIS 

Pakis, France, Dec 12— Mr. and 
Mrs. Richard Walton Tully, Fannie 
Ward and her husband Jack Dean, are 
among the prominent theatrical people 
who are at present in town. The Tul- 
lys came here after the successful pro- 
duction in London of "The Bird of 
Paradise". . 



SHUBERTS SIGN A DIVA 
Berlin, Dec 12. — Gustaf Amberg, 
scout for the Sbuberts, has signed! 
Claire Dux, leading soprano of Ber- 
lin's .once Royal Opera, for twenty per- 
formances in America. 

Dux has been appearing under her 
old contract with the Berlin Opera,, 
despite the fact that it is under new 
management On getting, her contract 
with the Shuberts from Amberg, she 
devided to' quit' the Berlin opera and 
served- notice on the new democra tic- 
management that her contract with 
them was null. and void. 

The reason 'she gave for this was 
that her contract was made with the 
Boyal Intendant and Manager General 
of the Royal Opera Howe and it was 
no longer valid because the revolution 
plain State Opera. 



SACKS LUCES NEW YORK 
London, Dec 13.— J. L. Sacks, the 
theatrical manager, who has Just re- 
turned from a visit to New York and 
Chicago, is boosting New York. In 
comparing conditions here with those 
in New York, Sacks said in part: - 
"I shall stage my plays in America 
first because conditions there are more 
workable from the managerial point of 
view. Whereas 12 shillings 6 pence 
($312) normally is the highest price- 
for a seat here, none can he booked in 
New York under 14 shillings, and I 
have often been glad to pay 30 to 40* 
shillings (*10) for a seat 

"London does not compare with New- 
York as a centre of the show business. 
Here we have twenty legitimate thea- 
tres, mostly old fashioned; .there they 
have about sixty, all bang-up-to-date, 
and soareely one playing to less than 
flo.OOO a week." 



PASSION PLAY POSTPONED 

OBEBAiiuEBGAC, Dec 12. The vil- 
lagers who have been presenting the 
Passion Play, portraying the Cruel- 
fiction, have postponed the play from 
1920 until 1921. as conditions in Ba- 
varia are too severe to give them time 
to.do anything but attend to their farm- 
work. 



December 17. 1919 



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GOOD ADVICE 

The bulletin that la posted weekly by 
the V. M. P. A. in back stage of all 
vaudeville bouses contains some very 
sound advice to performers In its cur- 
rent issue. It urges all performers to 
secure contracts for their engagements 
and to make sure that all conditions 
and' 'agreements are embodied in the 
contract, leaving no point with merely 
a verbal -understanding. 

It Is pointed out in this bulletin that 
nearly all disputes between actors and 
managers arise from misunderstand- 
ings or* r matters that are not covered 
in writing bat are left in the air with 
a hazy, verbal agreement. 

•Performers should let this advice 
sink deep, and profit thereby. Too 
often are performers, in tbeir baste to 
get bookings, willing to acccept any 
sort of a contract so long as it means 
■■vork and are still yelling to tbeir 
agent the terms that tbey will accept 
as the rash ezcMetly out of his office 
to get ready for their opening. And 
the result of such a coarse is confusion. 
The actor means one thing. The man- 
ager, means another. Giving both the 
benefit of the doubt and presuming 
that each is acting In good faith, hasty 
"verbal agreements are bound to become 
subjects of controversy and each party 
to the argument will think that he is 
right 

It is this method of doing business 
that tends toward discord and bitter 
experience. Constant quarrels arising 
from these missunderstandings result 
In the manager losing faith in the per- 
former on the one hand and tile per- 
former painting the blackest pictures 
of the manager on tne other. Vaude- 
ville is a business, primarily. The per- 
formers has no more right to sell his 
wares without thoroughly understand- 
ing the terms or sale' than has the cloak 
and suit merchant. If the engagement 
is Important enough to play, the con- 
tract is important enough to be under- 
stood. Whatever terms are in the con- 
tract should be abided by; whatever 
terms are verbaPy agreed upon are hot 
a part of the contract. 



The contract, and the contract alone, 
should decide all questions of issue. 
The performer should, therefore, make 
up his mind in advance as to what 
terms be demands -and should see that 
these terms are definitely laid down In 
his written working agreement. If a 
performer signs a contract In which 
those terms are not defined, he has 
shown himself a poor business man and 
must live up to the contract that is un- 
derwritten with his name. 

Lees haste in signing contracts, more 
thought as to what these contracts 
should contain, and less of a childlike 
faith in the word of the other fellow 
would mean lessening of disputes and 
mlssnnderstandlngs in the whole 
theatrical business. 



STAMP OUT ROWDYISM 

The practice of "raizing" a per- 
former, that unique and terrifying 
form of rowdyism which seems to have 
become prevalent in our vaudeville 
theatres, must be eliminated. If s 
ostensible purpose is to goad per- 
formers whose act is very bad. But, 
in reality, it is indulged in by the very 
lowest calibre of individuals who hap- 
pen to be in the audience for no other 
reason than that they must give vent 
to their natural feelings of rowdyism. 
Thus, in almost every instance, they 
have chosen as the fcutt of their row- 
dyism, a performer and artist if na- 
tional or international renown. 

It would appear that their rowdyism 
is due to a consciousness of a lack of 
understanding; that they sense the 
merit but are unable to understand the 
artistic worth of the performer. And, 
being of a low order of mentality, they 
feel that they must show their lack 
of understanding by booing at and 
otherwise insulting the performer. 

Recently, in many of the vaudevillle 
bouses, including the Palace, Al- 
bambra. Colonial and Regent, the prac- 
tice has been to throw coins on the 
stage. This Is a most obvious sort, of 
Insult It tends to unnerve the per- 
former and, as in the recent case of 

Sammy T>uncan, the Scotch comedian, 
while appearing at the Regent, baa the 
effect of driving the performer to tears. 

We happen to know that the manage- 
ment at these booses Is doing Its ut- 
most to stamp out the practice ; in 
some instances has even offered a re- 
ward of fifty dollars for the arrest and 
conviction of any one guilty of the 
practice. But, thus far, the practice 
still continues to prevail. 

The only suggestion we have to offer 
la for the various managements to 
maintain a stricter vigil in the upper 
portions of the theatres, where' the 
practice seems to he most flagrant It 
may not succeed in stamping oat the 
practice completely, but it will have the 
effect of courblng it In a large measure. 

Performers, no matter how little im- 
pression their efforts make upon an 
audience, are entitled to a decent hear- 
ing in the theatre at any rate. In no 
Instance should they be made the ob- 
jects of gratuitous insults. 

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO 

Toseph Wheelock, Jr. was with Wm. 
H. Crane's Co. 

Jacob Ldtt bought the New Peoples 
Theatre, Minneapolis. 

The Casino. New York, was fitted 
op as a Concert halt 

"Notoriety" waa produced by Ed- 
ward Harrigan. 

^9ay, Sadie Ryan" was sung by 
Johnny Carroll. 

H. W. Foster presented the Hula 
Bulk Dancers. 

Lizzie B. Raymond sang "Madame Be 
Fogarty's Dancing School'. 

Victoria Votes died In London, Eng- 
land. ""' 



Wm. A. Brady produced "Human- 
ity", with Jos. Grismer, W. C. Couldock, 
Fraser Coulter Dore Davidson, Jas. E. 
Sullivan, Annie Clarke, Bebe Vlnlng, 
Agnes Lane, and Phoebe Davis in the 
cast 



ANSWERS TO QMS 



8. C. F. — Francis Wilson waa presi- 
dent of the Actors Equity during the 
strike. He still holds office. 

A. R. — Triile Friganza Is now on the 
cosst starring in a new musical comedy 
called "Poor Mama". Ten Eyk and 
Weilly are in vaudeville. 

W. J. L.~ To make a comparison be- 
tween Irene Frankltn and Sophie Tucker 
would be quite a difficult job, inasmuch 
as they are entertainers of divergent 
types. 

T. B.— ^Marcus Loew has never, to 
our knowledge produced pictures under 
his own name. \«s, B. S. Moss has 
made several feature pictures. Henry 
Walthall starred in a number of them. 

E. Q. H.— George M. Cohan wrote 
"Hit The Trail Holiday", "Seven Keys 
to Boldpate", and "Broadway Jones" 
in all three of which he starred in pic- 
tures. No longer. 

D. 8. C. — It is generally conceded that 
Frisco la the originator of this dance 
but the real originator will never be 
known, inasmuch as there are many 
different claims for the honor. Frisco 
came from Chicago. 

A. O. F. — Thomas Meighan starred 
in "The Miracle Man". He also played 
the leading character in "Male and Fe- 
male", Paramount 

D. F. A.— Douglas Fairbanks has ap- 
peared on the speaking stage as a lead- 
ing man and also supporting other 
stars. "He Comes Up Smiling", waa 
one of his stage starring vehicles. 

D. 8. B.— Belle Bennett, the motion 
picture star, is also a leading lady In 
California' stock. 

W. R. a.— Valeska Snrratt is play- 
ing throughout the West at present 
She has appeared in pictures also. Yes, 
she plays "Vamp" parts. 

C. H— "O, Sohwiegermama" was a 
German version by F. Herman, of Bls- 
eon and Mar's "Lea Surprise da Di- 
vorce". It was produced for the first 
time at Amberg's Theatre in Xew York 
City. 



J. MoH.— The Yorkvllle Theatre, In 
New York City, was formerly known 
as Parepa Hall. It opened as a theatre 
under ifs present name on February 
25, 1880. 

K. O. — Harry Green is playing the 
Orpheum time. Look up the vaude- 
ville bills for next week, in this isssue 
of the Clipper and address a letter to 
whatever theatre he is playing and yon 
will reach him. 

8. O. X.— Robert Vivian Is now re- 
hearsing with "The Moving Finger", 
the new title of "A Boom at the Bitx". 

F. 17. — A stock company did occupy 
the EUemere Theatre for two seasons 
under the name of the Elsemere Stock 
Company. The theatre is* now a 
motion picture house owned by D. W. 
Picker, who also owns the Spooner 
Theatre irr the Bronx, where Cecil 
Spooner formerly played with her 

C— Martha Pryor, of Ward and 
or, Is now playing In burlesque. 



ftWTO RATTLES | 



me my 



WHAT HAS BECOME OF— 

The hula dance? 
Mother songs? 

tS&Xr** Wt ° ***** "° lTe 
Soldier acts? 

FOLLIES AND FOLLIES 

aegfeW, the price of r oU y 8j gsxo J 

HE'S A GO9O SPORT 
~,^ ert *^, Moat * patron of the Inter- 
national Sporting Club, has subscribed 
for come of their bonds. Subscrlh- 
ing^tor bonds te _one or the indoor 

HERE'S SOME MORE 

if Lee Shubert loses at the races, 
we wonder would Archie Selwyn, hot 

^^P 8 -V a Wood - Could JotoCort 
a girl without her father saying, he 
Gest It la time that fellow Geota out? 
To be continued In our next 

HOW TO DO IT 

Writing a popular song Is simple, 
1 i, . indeed, 

a poetical nature Is all that yoa 
__ need, 

Then a little of brainwork. and without 
any fuss — 
But that of course, excludes moat of 
us. 

UP AND DOWN MAIN STREET 

Lee Konppal la growing a moustache 
that promises to have a twist all it* 
own. He is encouraging its growth 
despite the fact that some of his friends 
have offered him the price of a share. 
Laurence Schwab Is scouring around 
for an apartment and la busy pricing 
furniture. Guess the wedding bells 
will be ringing soon. 

Since the N. V. A. has been giving 
formal dances. John Llddy figures it 
will be cheaper to buy a dress-salt than 
to be renting one every month. 

OUR OWN REVUE* 

(Solo of Property Man :) 
Long lists, short lists, 
Lists of every kind 
Are thrown at me, 
And then I have to find 
Props — props — props— 
My work, it never stops! 
It's gimmee, lend me, let me have. 
For the guy that gets the props, 

THEY'LL KNOW 

When WUlIdm and Wolfns pot on 
their show, "What's In a Name?" it 
may not be long before they find the) 
answer. 

HERE-E HOW 

Herman Becker is rehearsing a new 
mnaical farce called, Tm Thirsty.** 
The title may make the audience feel 
so sad that they won't be able to enjoy 
the show. —w» ^ 

UNTIL NEXT TIME - 

Preston Gibson la writing a play that 
David Belasco will produce Wonder 
if this Is also going to be David Be- 
lasco's "Last show?" 

MAY BE ONE OFTHEM 

"Three Wishes". Maybe one of them 
will ne that he never produced it 

GONE ARE THE~DAT3 OF— 

Audiences bed ng shocked at the sight 
of shed. 

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THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



December 17, 1919 





Popular Music Records 

• All Broken This Year 



Song Hit* Have Registered Biggest Safes and Income* From Phono- 
graph and Roll Manufacturing Companies Have Reached Highest 
Mark Reg iste red Since the Beginning of the 

' The year 1819, rapidly drawing to a 
close bas been an eventful one to the 
publishers of music and especially 
those who specialize in the so called 
popular prints. .-. • 

Never in the : history of the business 
in America 'which dates hack many 
years have ' the songs which have 
scored hits sold in such enormous 
quantities. But a comparatively short 
period ago the popular song which 
sold a hundred thousand copies. was a 
national hit and the few numbers 
which ran into .the hundreds of thou- 
sands of copies are not only well re- 
membered to-day. but are spoken of in 
awe and with pride. 

A song of to-day issued by one of 
the popular houses which sells less 
than half a million is looked upon as 
a failure and it is just that, for a 
number which- has been advertised, 
worked upon and exploited in the pro- 
fessional channels .which does not sur- 
pass the half million mark by many 
thousands of copies registers a finan- 
cial loss and is quickly thrown into 
the discard and forgotten. The mil- 
lion copy hit is now far from rare and 
songs which have sold over two mil- 
lion are comparatively common. One 
of the big ! popular successes issued 
-within the last year is now- well on its 
way to a three million figure. Several 
songs baTe during the past year close- 
ly approached this figure and popular 
publishers, the same ones who a few- 
years ago by the way, stated that no 
two million copy song would ever be 
published are now freely predicting a 
five million copy hit within the next 
two years. 

The wonderful growth of music in 
America has not been confined to the 
music publishing -end of the industry 
but has reached out and includes every 
department of the business. The sale. 



for pianos is greater than 1 ever before, 
phonographs and talking machines 
and their records are in. greater de- 
mand than ever and judging from the 
vast amount of unfilled orders which 
record makers state are continually 
piling up, the surface of musical Ame- 
rica bas only been scratched. 

Publishers who in the past received 
but a small amount of money from the 
sales of records now look forward to 
tbe royalties from these sales. as one 
of the most important branches of 
their business and the royalty increase 
from the sales of piano rolls is con- 
stantly on the increase. ■Particularly 
is this true in connection with the 
word rolls which are selling faster to- 
day than ever before and the royalties 
are assuming important proportions. 

Added to all this the public for some 
unaccountable reason seem« perfectly 
willing to pay a higher price for music 
than evw before. While the ten cent 
retail price for popular prints seemed 
firmly established it has during the 
past year jumped to thirty almost 
without an effort. - Not that- the ten 
cent sheet of music has disappeared, 
not at all, it is still sold In great quan- 
titres but publishers seeking a means 
of overcoming the' high cost of print- 
ing and paper and , stamping a good 
grade of popular song high-priced or 
standard have experienced not the 
slightest difficulty in getting thine 
times tbe old rate. The songs marked 
at the Ugh price that are being ex- 
ploited by the big publishers are now 
in the big majority, many of them are 
already established successes and the 
publishers incomes from them is far 
in excess of the. figure he expected 
when first he decided to publish them. 

The outlook for the coming year is 
bright for tbe music publisher, the 
author, composer and in fact everyone 
connected with the music business. 



CHAPPELL HAS SONG HIT 

"On -Miami Shore", a new waltz 
song recently issued by Chappeu & Co. 
is fast entering the big hit class. It is 
being sung by scores of well known 
singers ird is a big favorite with the 
leading oitliestras. 



PRODUCTION HIT RELEASED 
"When Yon Look In The Heart of a 
Rose," the big hit of the "Better 'Ole" 
has been released to the singing pro- 
fession by the Leo Feist house and it 
is being sung in scores of the big acts. 



FORSTER OPENS PROF. OFFICE 
F. J. A. Forster, the Chicago publish- 
er! who for the past year or so has been 
identified with instrumental numbers, 
is going ont after the song end of the 
game and has opened professional of- 
fices in the Loop End Building, Chicago. 
Abe. Olman, the composer, will be in 
charge. 



PHIL. KORNHEISER BACK 
Phil. Koniheiser, professional ma- 
nager of the Leo Feist Inc. house is 
back- in- town after a week's stay in 
Chicago. The. Feist songs are .big fav- 
orites in the windy city and are getting 
a wonderful 'play *S" Kxrrhheisei's' report 

FOX HAS NEW NOVELTY 
In *Ts3d" the Sam For Company /of 
Cleveland has a new novelty .song' that 
is meeting -with much success. It'_ is 
being featured by many of 'the big time 
singers. * : ~' ■ 



HARRIS GETS COBURN SHOW 

Chas. K. Harris has secured the pub- 
lication rights of the new Mr. and Mrs. 
Coburn musical comedy production 
"Three JShowers." The book of the new 
piece/uThy W. H. : Post with lyrics and 
musfc 3 by. Creamer and Ley ton. The 
piece is _ now being cast arid will be 
given a New York presentation early- 
next' year. ; '* ■*•"' 



DE CALVE ON PANT AGES TIME 
Miss Sonia De Calve, the singing 
violinist, is scoring a hit of great pro- 
portions on her tour of the Pantages 
time. She is 'singing 'a number "of- Feist 
songs in her act. 



SCH1RMER OPENS IN CHICAGO 

O. Schirmer, Inc., has opened a pro- 
fessional office in Chicago under the 
direction of Zez Conf rey, formerly with 
the Broadway Music. Corp. 



MUSICAL TRAINING FREE 

Tbe U. S. Army is offering a fine 
musical training or education free. That 
in effect is the proposition that the War 
Department is making in a call recently 

issued. 

In a statement recently issued in 
which denning the new musical policy 
of the army the following, appears : — 
Among the more definite lessons which 
war has taught, is the vital necessity 
and unquestioned value of music in the 
field in creating and sustaining morale. 
As a builder and sustainer of staunch 
morale and as a relief for tired nerves 
and as a tonic for flagging spirits music 
was found indispenslble and its develop- 
ment was encouraged to the utmost by 
all great military leaders. 

The statement goes on to . say that 
demobilization of the A. E. F. has left 
the army bands in a somewhat chaotic 
condition, and it was with tbe idea of 
rehabilitating them that "a new plan 
bas been devised for keeping tnem up 
to standard. 

The recruiting section of the adjunct 
general's office therefore bas reached 
the following conclusions : 

"The enlistment of trained musicians 
is becoming increasingly difficult be- 
cause of the great demand for them in 
civil life and the unusually large sal- 
aries and short hours. Much canvassing 
bas "been done among the army bauds 
during demobilization by commercial 
bands. 

"Since this condition is apparent, and 
shows no signs of immediate change, it 
has been determined by the War De- 
partment that the only certain source 
of musicians -lies in the training by the 
army in all authorized bands of as 
many men as possible who have musical 
talent or aspirations. In furtherance 
of this policy orders have been issued 
which make it incumbant upon com- 
manding officers of all authorized bands 
to promote and encourage in every* way 
the study of music and to furnish lead- 
ers every facility to offer a complete 
musical education." 



"MY CAIRO LOVE" SCORES 

"My Cairo Love," a new Oriental 
song recently issued by the Sam Fox 
Co. of Cleveland is one of the best songs 
of the type published in many years. 
It has an intoxicating melody and a 
lyric of decided merit. The song is a 
big favorite with the tetter class of 
singers. 



BEEFSTEAK FOR MUSIC MEN 

A beefsteak dinner for the employees 
of the New York branch of Jerome H. 
Bemick & Co. is to be given at Beisen- 
weber's on Tuesday night of next week. 



JAMES BOYS FOR VAUDEVILLE 
James KendJs and James Brock- 
man, the two. James Boys as. they are 
known in song circles are going into 
vaudeville .in a singing and piano play- 
ing act. A big time' agent suggested 
that in their act they, give a. demonstra- 
tion of their methods of song gelling 
but 1 this "was quickly and positively, re- 
jected.- .--•;■ ■/"""':.'.£ .-". 



VON TILZER SONG SCORES ' 
"Carolina .Sunshine" continues ' to 
score a big hit in the "Creole Fashion 
Plate" act.' It continues to lead tie 
Yon Tilzer catalogue in sales. 



COHEN DIED INTESTATE 

Meyer Cohen, the music publisher 
who died in the Misericordia Hospital 
on December 3rd, left no will and his 
estate will therefore necessarily- be di- 
vided by the courts. His next of kin 
are a brother and sister -both of whom 
reside in California, Mr. Cohen's. birth- 
place. The estate, consists of a $5000 
life insurance policy, jewelry and per- 
sonal effects amounting to several 
thousands of dollars, some real estate 
holdings to the value of a few thous- 
and dollars and the Meyer Cohen Music 
Publishing Co., a corporation in which 
he was the majority stock holder. 



PIANTADOSI FOR VAUDEVILLE 

Al. Piantadosi, the song writer and 
music publisher, is going into vaude- 
ville with a new singing and piano act. 



STASNY TO MOVE 

The business of the A. J. Stasny 
Music Co. has grown so rapidly during 
the past few months that its present 
quarters in the office building at No. 
62 West Forty-fifth Street are far too 
small and Mr. Stasny is now looking 
about for a new location. An entire 
floor in a new office building now near- 
ing completion in the theatrical district 
is under consideration. 



GILBERTS SONG FEATURED 
Al. Gilbert's new song, "Peaches," 
is being featured by the Dan Cupid 
company now touring the South. 



JIM CASEY COMING EAST 

Jim. Casey, of the Echo Music Co., 
of Seattle, is coming East to open a 
branch office in New York. Harold 
Weeks, the composer, who is now a 
member, of the company, will remain in 
the West in charge of the Seattle Of- 
fice. ■ 



BLAIR SUED FOR DIVORCE 

George W. Blair, a member of the 
professional department of the Broad- 
way Music Corporation, was the defend- 
ant in the trial of a suit for divorce 
tried last week in the undefended term 
before Supreme Court Justice Giegerich. 

Mrs. Blair made the usual statutory 
charges and said she desired no support 
from her husband. Her father is a 
wealthy hat manufacturer. Mrs. Blair 
named an unknown woman as the cause 
of disrupting her home and designated 
her as a mysterious "Woman in 
Brown." George W. Sullivan, one of 
the witnesses for the plaintiff, stated 
that on October 6th last he was in a 
45th street restaurant when Blair 
entered with a young woman. Sulli- 
van then stepped across the street to 
the Palace hotel and brought Mrs. 
Blair and her sister Mrs. Letterie to 
the scene. Shortly afterward, accord- 
ing to Sullivan, Blair and the woman 
came out and entered a taxicab. The 
witness and tbe two women took 
another cab and followed. The end of 
the trip was a West 40th Street apart- 
ment house where . on the fifth floor 
Sullivan and the ladies with him 
knocked on the do.ir and demanded ad- 
mittance. Blair, 'but partially 'clothed, 
opened the. door, swore Sullivan who 
further, stated that a brown coat and 
skirt of a similar color were carelessly 
draped .over the back' of a chair, and 
the young woman to whom, they doubt- 
less' belonged '. was jpresejbfc' : V*"j X 

Mrs- Blair remarked] stated Sullivan, 
"WelT I've, gat j;ou at hjat" .'*I should 
wbrry" was all Blair 'answered, said 
the witness" '. ■?! '* ..". .* '._ , 

Justice GiegericBftob^'th,e papers in 
the case and reserved decision. 



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, New Obu:ass, La., Dec. 15. — Lew 

'".:< Boa?, manager of tb* Dauphlne Thea- 

: ;tr^,' a local burlesque house, was sen- 

^'vtenced to-day to thirty days in prison 

■and fined $305 for permitting lewd 

dancing in his theatre. The case has 

^{> been appealed to. the Supreme Court, 

l and Rose was released on a $1,000 

-',;;■,' * ' bond. 

Rose and Edward Salmor, his part- 
"■'■'' ner in the Duuphine Amusement Com- 
pany, as well as thirty-two others, in- 
cluding chorus girls, principals, come- 
dians and musicians, were arraigned 
.'before Judge Alex O'ixmnell in the 
!8ecdnd Criminal Court last Monday 
'_- 'morning, following a raid made the 
• night before on. the burlesque house, 
i; charged with having violated act 199 
' "of ! 1912 relative to giving lewd dances 
or vuTgar shows. All entered pleas of 
"not guilty" and were released under 
$250 bonds each. No date has been 
set for the trials. 
^■■■■^Tbe following appeared before Judge 
- O'DonneU:' Lew Rose, manager, Ed- 
vard- Salmore. Rose's partner ; Ben. 
Joseph Perry, Ralph Chaboa, Wilbur 
"Joseph' Perry, Halph Chaboa, Wilbur 
Mi; Dinkel, leader of the orchestra;.' Ar- 
?-""thur S. Wagner, Van B. Schnmakerr, 
L Charles L. Kinsley, StdBey J. Dinkel, 
'"•musicians; Joe. Garbo,' usher; Sol Leo-, 
pold; ticket seller; Albertine Christian- 
-' sen; Dorothy, Nan KervJa, Mrs. Doro- 
ttby MrUe, - Dolly "Bell, Ruby. KMa;. 
Peggy Gallagher, Jose Sterling* . /Vic- 
toria Smith, Loretta Moriey, Irene 
Shaw, Rita Anthony v Maime Barnard, 
-Florence Aston, Alice Parmlee, Madge 
Hamilton, "Norah Mason;:' Ethel Wea- 
-tbn; chorus' : girls ^•MabjeK DeMqnier, 
soubrette; Jean Lemore, actress; Viola 
Elliot, actress. 

■ Released on bond after having been 
' arrested; following the matinee -Sun-, 
day,. Rose, %ho was- found guilty -in 
Judge. Landry's Court a . mon th . ago oh 
charges 'of: allowing lewd dancing upon 
the stage of his house, is alleged to 
' .have stated that he would not cUml- 
.mate>ehe "smut" at i the night p*t- 
■■• forinance." His ultimatum, was' con- 
veyed to, Superintendent of Police 
Mooney, and, as a result, several po- 
Jicemen are, saidl to have witnessed 
"the evening show.- *"• 

.•: The curtain bad Just been lowered 
.; and- the audience dismissed, when the 
police entered the- theatre in a body. 
Seehes of. the I wildest confusion fol- 
lowed; .'Membersrof the -east, who;had 
.■ been' preparing .to leave the- 'theatre 
were' loaded ,ip to four patrol -wagons.;. 
ETery^mari, 'woman' ahd-gii*,- irietoding- 
Rose. excepting the stage hands and 
Henra -i.Ottnian, . ■ ticket seller . and 
casnreP* who escaped, were placed 
jnder arrest V"-?V « 
) FolIo«svIng|the>j:eturn «f the tndict- 
hient hfcthejGrand.^Jijry <jjf Rose about 
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TO MANAGE HOJL SHOW 

Grif Williams, .who recently closed 
as business manager of . "Bringing Up 
Father" will manage Gus .Hill's new 
show ''Puck and. Judge" company, to 

open iu Scran ton Christmas Day. 



FIRE DESTROYS 



COOPER GETS SUMMER RUN 
The Summer Run at the Columbia 
has- been awarded to James E- Cooper. 
It is said that Cooper will put on his 
next season's "Sight Seers." - 




JULES JACOBS HAS A SON 

Buffalo, N. Y, Dec. 14. — -A son ar- 
rived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Jules Jacobs here today. Both mother 
and son- are doing nicely. 



HOUSE 



"UD LIFTERS" ESCAPE 



GLOBE TRANSFER HEAD BUYS 

Freepokt, L, I., Dec. 14. — James 
Williams, owner of the Globe Transfer 
Company, of New York, has just pur- 
chased a large home on the Merrick 
Boad in this. town. It is one Of the 
show places of Freeport. 



LEAVES WINTER GARDEN 

Sedel Bennett closed suddenly at the 
National Winter Garden last Saturday. 
It is claimed that, after receiving her 
two weeks notice, she refused to work it 
out 



UNDERSTUDY SAVES SHOW , 

Camden, N. J., Dec. 12. — During the 
illness of Jean Worth, prima donna of 
the "Broadway Belles," playing at the 
Broadway Theatre this city, Mea Leon- 
ard, her understudy, played her part. 
Miss .Leonard is the general understudy 
of all the women principals of the show. 



PRODUCING IN BUFFALO 

Buffalo," N. X., Dec. 14. — Joe -Bur- 
ton 'is -producing stock at the Garden 
this, city*-- He started this week. 



Washington, D. C, Dec. 12.— Fire 
completely gutted the Lyceum Theatre 
last night to the extent of $75,000 
damage. The blaze, thought to have 
been started by a lighted cigarette 
thrown into the crowded balcony, was 
discovered shortly after a performance 
of Lou Talbot's "Lid: Lifters". The 
bouse which was still crowded with 
some 2,000 persona, was emptied 
thiough the efforts of "Happy" Jack 
Garrison, manager, without a single 
casualty. 

The theatre was well filled by an 
audience that stayed after the regular 
performance of the burlesque show, to 
witness a wrestling match, which was 
in progress when a cry of "fire" from 
the gallery caused a near-panic among 
the cheaper seats in the top of the 
house, i Cool heads checked the fear- 
striken patrons and the building was. 
cleared in an orderly manner. 

The entire caste f V The Lid Lifters", 
immediately turned their attention to. 
saving their trunks- and what scenery 
they could handle. The flames did not 
reach the stage .but water that was 
poured into the playhouse damaged. the 
scenery and costumes to the extent of 
$4,000, . according to the estimate, of 



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LAST CALL FOR COPY 
! .The Clipper, which prints more boriesqee new* than any 
theatrical publication, will issue its Christmas number next Wednesday. 
Nearly everybody in burlesque will be represented, If you are not, get 
busy. This is one paper that goes all over! die world and space-in it will 
let. everyone, everywhere, know what yon are doing. Forms close Satur- 
day. Phone, write, wire. gy, p .„n„ 



LYNN CANTOR LAID UP 

Owlnpto the fact that Lynn- Cantor, 
prima donna of the "Best Show', in 
Town" : lost her voice for several days 
at the. Empire, Brooklyn, hist week, 
Babe McClond of the chorus did the 
"Tell Me" number. 



"FOLLIES" HAS NEW MANAGER 

Dick Zlesler has been appointed man- 
ager of the "Follies of Pleasure." He 
joined the show last Friday In Buffalo. 



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FRANCIS TO PRODUCE 

. James X. Francis has been, appointed 
Assistant General Producer and Stage 
Director of the National Winter Gar- 
den. He is Billy Minsky's assistant. 
This is the only stock house In the East 
. pa jing chorus girls $25 a week. ..,_■:£ 

BOOKED FOR PITTSBURGH 

Trlxle Clarendon and Sissie Vernon, 
two soubrettes, were' booked last week 
with the fcfooTcVrtm party 'lit the Academy, 
Pittsburgh. Grace Howard closed at 
that house last Saturday night Booked 
by Lew Redelslieimer. •'■•'" 



Dick Foster, property man. However, 
the show was fully covered by in- 
surance. . 

The Lyceum was built shortly before 
the Civil War and, during that period, 

: was known as- the Washington As- 
sembly HalL The playhouse was 
patronized by persons In 'high stand- 
in in national and local life. Follow-. 

. ing. the war, the playhouse closed and 

■ was' reopened In the early eighties as a 

. theatre tomi que. 

.Following a period of prosperity, the' 
theatre was again closed. Jacob Budd, 
with others then brought the theatre 
to life as a variety house. ' Later, 'the 
theatre pased into the hands of Kernan 
Brothers, of Baltimore, who were suc- 
cesful in managing it for several years. 
In recent . years, .the Lyceum has 

.presented the. attractions of. the Ame- 
rican Burlesque Wheel. A short time 

. a ?°j .J.h® .house was rem odeled , and was 
just beginning "to draw", according to 
Garrison. ■ As yet 1 ,' no plans have been 
announced' lir regard to rebuilding the 
theatre. It has not been decided by 
the , America ri •'"■'vStheei wheTe "show's" 
scheduled" to appear at the bouse will go. 



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closing the ; theatre. ; .." "' 



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BAD MATERIAL MARS 

* 'MILLION DOLLAR DOLLS" 
OTHERWISE GOOD SHOW 

A very good cast, funny comedians, 
beautiful costumes, handsome scenery, 
pretty chorus girls, catchy music, well 
arranged numbers and good electrical ef- 
fects, are things that the management of 
the "Million Dollar' Doli»," at the Co- 
lumbia tuts week,, can well be proud of. 

But one thing that Is lacking. Is ma- 
terial. The show, otherwise. Is about the 
same as It was last season, with a few 
.exceptions. .: 

The programme states that the book Is 

by Abe Leavltt. but he has failed to give" 

us anything out of the ordinary. It's one 

bit here and another there, with a beautl- 

' ful number and specialty sandwiched in. 

The show has two corking good come- 
dians In Cliff Bragdon and Scottle Fried- 
ell. Bragdon Is an eccentric comedian, 
who offers a new and original style of 
comedy that, so far, has not been copied. 
He Is clever. Is an A 1 tumbler, can take 
falls with the best of them, and his man- 
nerisms are funny. Jje can also dance 
and his style of dress and" make-up Is 
original. But he Is a type of comedian 
who must be given some material. He 
Is naturally funny and works hard to get 
laughs, .but Is handicapped by lack of 
material. 

Frledel], who was In the army last 
season. Is doing a "tramp" comedy char- 
acter, using a semi-clean make-up and 
wearing clothes to fit In with the situa- 
tion. He also suffers through the lack 
of proper material. He Is a clever fellow, 
but does not get the opportunity to show 
his real Worthy 

Nat Mortan is doing the "straight." He 
Is a clean cut chap who makes a neat 
appearance. He has a good surging voice 
and gets his numbers ever well. He 
"feeds'* the comedians nicely.' 

Harold Carr, as a Frenchman, portray- 
ed the part exceptionally well. His dia- 
lect and appearance was in keeping with 
the part. » 

Morrell Osborne, was in a number of the 
bits, taking care of what was assigned to 
him nicely. 

Edo Mae, 'a striking looking prima 
donna, was in good voice Monday af ter- 
. noon and rendered her numbers most ae- 
ceptedly. She was In, mast of the bits 
and scenes and handled herseir with ease. 
Her costumes were captivating. 

Loretta. Allcorn, a dancing little bunch 
of ' nerves. Is the soubrette of this 
show and Injects plenty of ginger into all 
she does. She has a pretty wardrobe, 
that was selected with care. 

Norma Bajyy Is doing more this season 
than when we saw her last year and she 
shows a lot of Improvement In her work. 
She reads lines well and gets good results 
with her numbers. She has Invested 
money In her wardrobe, and It Is very 
stylish, the best In fact we have ever 
seen this young lady offer. 

Miss Mae and Nat Morton offered a 
neat duet, singing. "Rainbow." It was 
well received. ' - . 

The "hypnotism" bit was offered by 
Bragdon, Frledel], Morton,, and the 
Misses Mae, Barry and Ahearn. All 
worked hard to get this old bit over and 
Bragdon did a number of falls and bump* 
that really saved the scene. 

The "acting" bit was offered by Brag- 
don. Mortan and Miss Mae. -The "argu- 
ment" bit wan lively as given by Brag- 
don, Frledell. Carr. and Miss Barry. 

The "My LaUy Nicotine" number, of- 
fered by Miss 'Mae. who Introduced the 
chorus girls as various brands of clgan 
ettes. was staked in a special setting* 
The number 'whs really a fashion show, 
and beautiful gowns were displayed by 
both Miss Mae and the girls. Bragdon 
and Frledell worked up some comedy In 
this scene. 

in a specialty In one, Frledell sang 
three parodies that went over very 'nice- 
ly. The songs were good and he put 
them over nicely. . . - 

The. ''quarrel" bit was offered by Brag* 
don, . Frledell,.. Morton. Carr and the 
Misqes Mae. Ahearn and Barry, ft was 
well worked tip. 

riragdon. TVledeH'a'nd flTss~Mae, at one 
table.. and Morton. and Miss Ahearn at the 
other. wlth.Osborn as the waiter, did iCTt 

There were a number of other bits 
scenes in the show and several 
specialties -that went over big. 
v Clever, people are with this show, 
they all seemed anxious to put it 
'With the productions that has been u. 
them.~how*%er, the material hardly 
It not being -tin to the quality of the I 

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December 17, 1919 



THE NEW YORK CLIPPER 



21 



B. F. KEITH VAUDEVILLE EX. 

NEW YORK CITY. 

Riverside — Marguerlta Sylvia — Ward ft 
Van — The Brlanta — Fallon & Brown — 
Creole Fashion PI. — Mabel McCane & Co. 
Colonial — Crubers Animals — Helena Da- 
vis— Shelah Terry Co.— T. ft K. O'Meara 
— H. Langdon & Co.— Herbert Dwyer ft 
Co.— Wheaton A Carroll. 

Alhambra — MenUnger ft Myers — Due- 
lug Kennedys — Emmett DeVoy Co. — Gau- 
tlers Brklyrs.— Hanlon ft Clifton — Ellda 
Morris. 

Royal— Miller & Mack— Mabel Burke ft 
Co. — Swor Bros.— Rooney, Bent ft Co. — 
Marco Bros.-r-B. Brown ft Co. 
BROOKLYN, N. Y. 
Bushwlek — Klla shields — Prosper ft Mo- 
ret— Ben Bernle — Furman & Nash. 

Orpheum — Ruth Roye — Ramsdolls ft 
Deyo— "Mrs. W. Surprise" — Nolan ft No- 
lan— Buzzell ft Farier — Alice XJoyd — Vie 
Qulnn & Co,' 

BOSTON. 
Keiths— Geo. McFarlane — Jack Nor- 
worth— Frank Gaby— Reynolds & Done- 
pan— Navassar Girls— Macart ft Bradford 
—Yates & Reed — The Gaudsmldts — Wish 
Wynne. 

BALTIMORE 
Maryland— "Dream Stars"— Lady Sen 
Mel— Page. Hack & Mack— H. Herbert & 
Co.— Duval & Symonds — Duffy ft Sweeney 
—"Grey & Old Rose". 

BUFFALO 
Shea's— Santos & Hayes— Dlanl ft Ru- 

blnl — "Playmates" — V. Bergere ft Co. 

Nestor ft Vincent — Rellan & O'Dare — 
Kinney & Corlnne. 

CLVELAND 
Hippo— Geo. A. Moore — Bert Melrose— 
Wlntona W. Lions — CamllUas Birds— Ray- 
mond ft Schram — Jan. Hussey & Co. 
COLUMBUS 
Keith's — "Rubeville" — Elizabeth Mur- 
ray— McCormick ft Mellon— Potter A 
Hartwell — Chaa. Henry's Pets — Morris ft 
Campbell — Loney Haskell. 
CINCINNATI 
Keith's— Nltto Io- -Jarzland Naval 8— 
Joe Towle — Plelert A Scofleld— H. Remple 
& Co. 

DETROIT 
..Temple — Frank Dobson ft Co. — Peggy 
Bremmen & Bro. — Emma Stevens — Patrl- 
cola & Myers — Alfred Latelll ft Co. Per- 
sians A Shellly — Liboratl. 
DAYTON 
Keith's— Jack LaVler— O'Nell ft Keller 
—Sydney Philips— Helena Fredericks & 

Co. — Tamakl Buo— Alan Brooks A Co. 

Ballot S. 

ERIE 
Colonial — 9 White Hussars — 

GRAND RAPIDS 
Empress — Herman ft Shirley — Jennie 
Mlddleton— TJ. S. Glee Club — Cook ft Perry 
-B & L Mayo. 

HAMILTON 
Lyric— Ryan & Healy— Ann Gray— Cur- 
ton Sisters — Walter Brown — "Levltatlon". 
INDIANAPOLIS 
Keith's— V. ft E. Stanton— The Only 
Girl— J. C. Nugent— Moran ft Wiser — Juno 
Salmo— Magic Glasses. 

LOWELL 
Keith's — Herbert's Dogs— Evans ft Wil- 
son— H. Mllers ft Co. — LnToy Bros. Lov- 

enberg Sisters & Nerry— Gardner ft Halt- 
man — Walman & Barry. 

LOUISVILLE 

Mary Anderson— Wm. Oaxton ft Co. 

Vinle Daly — LeRoy Talma ft Boaco — Qulx- 
ley 4 — LaFrance Bros. — Dave Roth. 
MONTREAL 
Princess — Owen McGlvnev — Sully ft 

Houghton — Longford ft Fredericks 

Krans ft LaSalle— May Wlrth ft Co. 

ferry the Frog Man— Prcsssler. Klalss A 
oaze. 

PORTLAND 

Keith's— Dancing McDonalds — Spencer 
Williams— Mason ft Gwynne — Sultan — 
Marx Bros. ft Co. 

■»_ PROVIDENCE 

Keith's— Crawford & Broderlck— Bobbe 
& Nelson — Klrksmlth Sisters— Fenton ft 

S.*i d i^rif OD 5P- & ^ Co — DonaId Slaters— 
Bartholdls Birds— Demarest ft Coliette— 
Marie Cahlll. 

PHILADELPHIA 

Keith's— Brendel ft Burt— Bert Dakar 
Lo.— Magleys— Stone & Hayes— Nan Gray 
—Roland Travers & Co.— Jacile & Blllle 
-3 Danolse Sisters. 

PITTSBURGH 

Davis— Kiss Me— Great Richards— Wal- 
ter C. Kelly— DuFour Boys— Lea Genlls. 

_ ROCHESTER 

Temple— Alice Hamilton— Beth Bert A 
yi.— Toto— Lou & Gene Archer— Jim Jazz 
King— Masters A Kraft— Kitaros Japs— J. 
s. B. Morgan. 

•i. „ TORONTO 

Shea's— Kane A Herman— Imhoff, Conn 
S < t or '^" Mlna Payne A ' Co.— Briscoe A 
Kauh.. Reynolds & White— Ed. E. Ford— 
scotch Lads A, Lassies— Eileen Stanley: 
' ' TOLEDO 

Keith's— Edwin George— Sam Libert A 
Co — Countess Verona— lime. Herman— 
Breen Family— BolU Baker. 
. •. WILMINGTON 

Garrlck— Cahlll • A Romalne— J. A W. 



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WASHINGTON 
Keith's— Clark A Bergman — Vallecltas 
Leopards — Blossom Seeley A Co.-J-Jas. 
Thornton — Morgan Dancers. 
YOUNGSTOWN 
Hippo — Jack Inglls — McMahon. Dia- 
mond Co. — E. & E. Adair— Mr. A Mrs. J. 
Barry — Sylvester A Vance — Zardo — Rome 
A Cullen — Reckless ve. 

ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 
CHICAGO, ILL. 

Majestic— Bessie Clayton A Co.— Rae 
Samuels— Ed. A B. Conrad— Gibson & 
Cosnelli — Harry Jolson — Dillon & Parker 
— Maleta Bonconl — rgotti's Llllput. 

Palace— Wm. Rock A Girls— Phil Rater 
—Mason & eKeler— Nash & O'Donnell— 
Ted Doner — Royal Gascolgnes — Lohse & 
Sterling. 

State Lake — Frances Kennedy— Gluran 
& Marguerite — For Pity's Sake— Rockwell 
ft Fox— Clarke & Verdi— Cantor's Minst- 
rel's^ — Long Tack Sam Co The Dorans. 

CALGARY 

Orpheum— Stone ft Kails— Nellie Nich- 
ols—Sweeties — Norwood A Hall— Jason & 
Haig — Harry Cooper. 

DENVER 
Orpheum — TJ. S. Jazz Band — Venita 
Gould — Kitney & Remney— Lydell A Ma- 
cey — Lillian Shaw — Eugene Bros. — Arthur 
West Co. 

DULUTH 
Orpheum— Ivan Bankoff A Co.— Tennes- 
see Ten — Chas. Grapewln Co. — rFancis 
Renault— Bert Fitzglbbon — Samsted A 
Marlon. 

FRESNO 
Orpheum— Lambert A Ball— Geo. Price 
A Co. — Rlgoletto Bros. — Jerome A Herbert 
— Beginning of World — Van Cellos. 

KANSAS CITY 
Orpheum— Note Tet Marie— Color Gems 
-—Karl Emmy's Pets — H. A A. Sharrock 
— Donald Roberts — Fnrrell Taylor & Co. — 
Bums and Frablto. 

LINCOLN 
Orpheum — Saranoff & Girls— Clccollnl — 
"""he Man Hunt — B. A H. Mann — F. A O. 
Walters — The Plckfordai 

LOS ANGELES 
Orpheum — Gertrude Hoffman — Indoor 
Shorts — Salon Singers — Phlna A Co. — Col- 
lins A Hart — Eve Shirley A Band — Chris. 
Richards. 

MILWAUKEE 
Majestic — Branson A Baldwin — Julius 
Tonnon — Jimmy Fsvo * Co. — Dunham & 
O'Mnlley— Rosa King Co. 

Pslace — Alleen Bronson — Gluran A Mar- 
guerite — Stephens A Holllster — Harry 
Rose — Mile. D'Aaures A Co. 
MEMPHIS 
Orpheum — Putting It Over— Barnes A 
Crawford — Ashlev A Dietrich — The Viv- 
ians — Foley A O'Nell — Bob Tip Co. 
MINNEAPOLIS 
Orpheum — Regay & Lorraine Sisters — 
Elsa Ruegger C. — Geo. Kelley A Co. — 
Kenney A Hollls — Seven Honey Boys— 
Burt & Rosedale. 

NEW ORLEAN8 
Orpheum — Evelyn Nesblt — Bowman 
Bros. — Wright & Dietrich — Bruge Duffet 
& Co. — Fink's Mules — Oscar Lorraine. 
OMAHA 
Orpheum — Albertlna Rasch Co. — Sidney 
A Townley — Lee & Granston — Wm Ebbs 
A Co. — Kanazawa Boys — Robbie Gordone 
— Harry Breen— Jaas. J. Morton Co. 
OAKLAND 
Orpheum — Overseas Revue — Cartmell A 
Harris — Al A F. Stedman — Fox A Ward — 
Watts & Hawley — Jas. H. Cullen. 
PORTLAND 
Orpheum— Gus Edward Co. — S Jordan 
Girls — Jack Osterman — Arnault Bros. — 
Ernest Evanss Co. — Gallagher A Martin — 
Marshall Montgomery. 

ST. LOUIS 
Orpheum — WHWe Bard — Cressy A Dayne 
— Will M. Cressy — Current of Fun — Pa- 
tricola — Ray Snow A Co. — Ubby A Nel- 
son. 

SEATTLE 
Orpheum — Nat Nazarro A Band— Dolly 
Kay — The Rlc'tards — Chlo SalsA- BenSee A 
Balrd — Roy A Arthur— -Tfvors &Douglas. 
■ SACRAMENTO -^ 

Orpheum — Lambert & Ball— Geo. Price 
& Co. — Rlgoletto Bros.— Jerome A Herbert 
— Beginning of the World — Van Celllos. 
ST. PAUL ■ i- 
Orpheum — H A A Seehack — Duffy A 
Caldwell — Mrs. Gene Hughes A Co. — Edlttt 
Clifford— Alice Els & Co.— Ja Da Trio— 
Ishlkawa Bros. 

SALT LAKE 
Orpheum — Harry Green "iCo. — Claudia' 



SAN FRANCISCO 

Orpheum — Ford Sis & Band— Grace De 
Mar — Stuart Barnes — Sterling & Marguer- 
ite — Howard's Ponies — Barber & Jackson 
— Frawley & Louise — Hyanis A Mclntyre 
—Meredith & Snoozer — Musical Hunters. 
VANCOUVER 

Orpheum — Marmsin Sis A Schoolee — 
Billy McDermott^-Four Mortons— Black A 
O'Donnell— Hudler Stein A Phillips — 
Master Gabriel Co.— The Duttons. ~ 
WINNIPEG 

Orpheum — Ruth Budd — Bob Hail — Lyons 
A Tosco— Lew Brice & Co. — Elfreda 
Wynn. * 



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